Neymar Rape Case Dropped Over Lack of Evidence

30/07/2019

Police investigating rape allegations against Brazilian football player Neymar say they have closed the case.

The São Paulo attorney general’s office said the case was suspended due to a lack of evidence, but will be sent to prosecutors for a final decision.

The investigation was opened after Brazilian model Najila Trindade alleged the footballer attacked her in a hotel in Paris, France, in May.

Neymar has denied the accusations, saying he is being extorted.

A spokesman for Neymar said that he was not able to comment on the police decision.

The case has gripped Brazil, where it has dominated newspaper headlines.

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