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Brazilian police dismiss rape claim against Neymar

Posted at 7:33 AM, Jul 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-30 10:33:22-04

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian police say they’ve decided there are no grounds to bring rape charges against soccer star Neymar. And they’re investigating whether his accuser filed a false report.

Sao Paulo police investigator Juliana Lopes Bussacos announced the decision on Tuesday.

Brazilian model Najila Trindade accused the 27-year-old striker of raping her in a Paris hotel in May. He denies the accusation and says their relations were consensual.

The Associated Press doesn’t name alleged sexual assault victims unless they make their identities public, which Trindade did in several interviews.

Neymar is currently in a preseason tour of Asia with his club Paris Saint-Germain.