A Brazilian woman who has accused Neymar of rape has broken her silence to provide a detailed account of the evening she spent with the Brazilian soccer star to reaffirm her allegations against him.
In a television interview with Brazilian station SBT broadcast Wednesday, 26-year-old Najila Trindade said she had been left “traumatized,” accusing the Paris Saint-Germain forward of raping and violently assaulting her.
Neymar, the world’s most expensive soccer player, has previously denied all the allegations against him, and has called the incident, “a trap.”
CNN has contacted Neymar and PSG for comment on the allegations made by Trindade in the interview, but has yet to receive a response.
Speaking on Wednesday, Trindade, who met Neymar on May 15 in Paris, says she contacted him on Instagram, intent on pursuing a sexual relationship with the soccer star.
“There was a sexual intent, it was a desire of mine. I think that was clear to him. And he asked when I could go and I said at that moment I couldn’t, for financial reasons, I couldn’t go, and also because of my schedule at work.
“And so he suggested “well, but I can solve that” and I went. With money … with the ticket,” she told Brazil’s SBT.