NEYMAR has been cleared of rape due to a lack of evidence after a model claimed she had been attacked in a Paris hotel room.
State prosecutors in Sao Paulo said they agreed with the decision made on July 30 by police not to bring charges against the footballer.
Najila Trindade claimed she has been harassed since claiming footballing superstar Neymar raped her in a Paris hotel room
Judge Ana Paula Vieira de Moraes has issued an order to close the case
Najila Trindade, 26, said she has been targeted with abuse after alleging the Brazil and PSG footballer attacked her in a Paris hotel room in May.
Neymar, 27, strongly denied all allegations of sexual assault made against him.
Reacting to the decision, he wrote on Instagram: “If I’m being honest, I can’t say I’m happy, more relieved. This scar will remind me that human beings can do good things, but also the worst.”
Chief of the Women’s Police Station in Sao Paulo, Juliana Lopes Bussacos, said their inquiries into the accusations of rape and aggression against the footballer by model Najila Trinidade have been closed as police “have decided not to indict the player for the alleged crimes”.
Details on the reasons why investigators reached the decision not to indict the play will be revealed in a press conference on Tuesday, Bussacos said.
However, the outcome is still open to appeal and the victim’s legal team has up to 15 days to challenge it.
Lawyers representing the Special Action Group to Combat Domestic Violence, who have been closely following the case, will also be able to file a complaint if they are dissatisfied with the reasons given and request further investigations or further action.
Earlier this month, a court accepted investigators’ request to authorise the extension of the inquiry for up to 30 days so further analysis could be undertaken.
According to reports, Bussacos decided to close the investigation without receiving the video of the alleged assault by Neymar on the model during a meeting in a hotel room.
Despite numerous requests from police for the footage, Trinidade claimed a tablet with the video on it had been stolen from her apartment and the images have never been handed in.
Lawyers representing Neymar Jnr were approached for a comment but no-one was available to comment.
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The star’s legal team is expected to give their reaction to the news after the press conference.
Ms Trindade also claimed to have been the victim of sexism and injustice in her native Brazil saying: “I feel that people have taken advantage of my desperation, my trauma, and my disorientation.
Last month, police seized CCTV footage from the Paris hotel where Neymar is alleged to have raped the model, according to French newspaper L’Equipe.
Model Trindade was carried from a police station after giving testimony about the alleged attack[/caption]
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