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5 football players who have been accused of sexual assault

Famous Footballers who have been accused of sexual offences.

Neymar Jr, Ronaldo and Benzema

Footballers have been subject to some gruesome allegations and regarding sexual assaults. Not all soccer stars have been proven guilty and stripped off their contracts by their clubs or handed prison sentences. But some for sure have been punished judicially. From Mason Greenwood to Cristiano Ronaldo here or some big names who have been alleged of sexual assault.

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5. Mason Greenwood

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According to the police, Greenwood was seized after Greater Manchester Police “got aware of online social media images and videos produced by a lady describing incidences of physical abuse.” His purported girlfriend claimed on social media that he had sexually assaulted and physically abused her.

In keeping him in custody until Wednesday, magistrates reportedly gave him a second extension; however, he has now been freed on bail awaiting more inquiry. After advancing through the development ranks, Greenwood, who made his Manchester United debut in March 2019, signed a four-year deal in February of last year.

4. Karim Benzema

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Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema was convicted of planning to use a sex film to blackmail another French football player. One of five persons tried last year for attempting to extort Frenchman Mathieu Valbuena was Benzema, 33.

Both players were cut from the national squad when the issue shocked the French football scene. Contrarily, Benzema has always denied the accusations, insisting that all he wanted to do was assist Valbuena in getting rid of the embarrassing video.

The incident happened in June 2015 while the two football players were at a French training camp. According to the prosecution, Benzema placed Valbuena under pressure during the camp to pay the blackmailers for whom he had agreed to function as an intermediary.

3. Benjamin Mendy

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Football player Benjamin Mendy from Manchester City has appeared in court to answer a fresh accusation of attempted rape. Mendy is now facing nine counts involving six purported survivors after being detained and prosecuted at Chester Crown Court. A judge permitted the new attempted rape charge involving a new complainant to be reported.

In order to identify himself, the France international inclined his head toward the French interpreter who was seated between him and his co-defendant, Louis Saha Matturie. Mendy, 27, of Prestbury, Cheshire, is accused of raping four women seven times, one count of sexual assault, and the most recent accusation.

2. Neymar Jr.

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Brazilian soccer player Neymar Jr. was booked in June 2019 for allegedly abusing a lady in a hotel in Paris. The incident dominated worldwide and Brazilian news for several weeks. The story first surfaced in June when a Paris St. Germain player claimed in a seven-minute video uploaded to Instagram that he had been falsely accused of rape. Then, he published what he claimed to be text messages and images between the woman and himself on Whatsapp.

In the video, he said that he was forced to provide them in order to “prove that nothing actually occurred.” According to the attorney general’s office in So Paulo, the lawsuit was suspended due to a lack of evidence.

1. Cristiano Ronaldo

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Both the alleged rape of Ronaldo by Kathryn Mayorga and the fact that the two parties reached an out-of-court settlement were made public in April 2017 by the German publication Der Spiegel. In January 2010, Mayorga consented to a non-disclosure agreement in exchange for a payment of $375,000 provided she would not make the accusation public.

During the Me Too campaign in September 2018, Mayorga made the decision to reveal her name. On June 13, 2009, the day after having met Ronaldo at the nightclub where the alleged incident took place, she made her first report of an alleged sexual assault to the Las Vegas Police Department.

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