PSG's Neymar Accused of Raping Woman in May at Hotel in Paris...

Who is Neymar...

...Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior, commonly known as Neymar Jr. or simply Neymar, is a Brazilian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain and the Brazil national team. He is widely considered as one of the best players in the world.

...Born: February 5, 1992 (age 28 years), Mogi das Cruzes, State of São Paulo, Brazil

Height: 1.75 m

Full name: Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior

Salary: 36.8 million EUR (2017)

Current team: Paris Saint-Germain F.C. (#10 / Forward)

Children: Davi Lucca da Silva Santos


...A woman filed a police report accusing Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar of rape, according to Brazilian website UOL (via Fernando Kallas of AS). The Associated Press confirmed the report.

The alleged rape took place May 15 in Paris.

The complainant said she flew from Brazil to France with the intention of meeting the international star after exchanging messages with him on Instagram. According to the report, the woman said Neymar met her at a hotel and was "drunk" and "aggressive" before forcibly having sex with her without consent.

The woman said she returned to Brazil two days later, upset and scared to speak out. She filed the report in Sao Paulo on Friday.

...PSG has not commented on the report, but Neymar released an Instagram video stating his innocence.

Per the video "included a long WhatsApp conversation he says he exchanged with the accuser in a friendly way days after the alleged incident."

Neymar also said the woman's accusation was "a setup." ESPN further wrote that Neymar said the woman was making "an attempt of extortion against him, echoing thoughts his father and agent expressed earlier Saturday on Brazilian television."

The 27-year-old just completed his second season with the French club, helping the squad win the Ligue 1 title in each year.

He has been in his home country to train with the Brazil national team, which is preparing for a friendly against Qatar and the upcoming Copa America later this month.