Footballer Dani Alves (39), best known for his time at FC Barcelona, is in tight shoes. The Spanish court has arrested the Brazilian in the case of the alleged assault on a woman in a nightclub in Barcelona. A few hours later, the Mexican UNAM Pumas terminated his contract with immediate effect. In the meantime, more and more (shattering) details are becoming known and his wife reacts on Instagram for the first time.
The facts allegedly happened on the evening of December 30th at the Sutton nightclub in Barcelona. A source told radio station Levantate OK that Alves once “danced very closely with a woman”. The woman then went to the toilet, after which Alves followed her.
“A while later, they came out together and rejoined the group,” the source said. When Alves and his friends left, the woman started crying and told them she had been raped. “He put his hand in my panties,” the woman told ABC.
I’m very sorry, but I don’t even know who the lady is. I do not know you. I don’t like disturbing others, how could I do that to a woman?
The Spanish court opened an investigation and meanwhile Alves was also arrested when he arrived in Spain at the end of the year. The spokesman for the Mossos d’Esquadra, the Catalan police, confirmed this to the AFP news agency. He is currently in prison and cannot be released on bail as the judge believes the chance of an escape is real. After all, Alves could quickly fly to Brazil on a private jet with his lavish salary. Then he doesn’t have to go through customs and he stays out of the clutches of the Spanish court because there is no extradition treaty between Spain and Brazil.
Meanwhile, more and more details are leaking out in the Spanish press. Alves would have told the investigating judge three different versions in 45 minutes. First he admitted that he had actually been to the club in question. In a second version, he admitted that he had also seen the 23-year-old. Finally, in a third interrogation, Alves said that there had been physical contact but that he had not taken the initiative.
Much more shocking were the statements of the victim. Alves would have forced her to sit on him. He then allegedly threw her to the ground and forced her to perform oral sex, which she resisted. Then the Brazilian soccer star would have punched and penetrated her until he came. In the past, he would also have tried to sexually address her friends. According to the facts, the woman went to the hospital for an examination and also gave her clothes to the police for DNA testing. She also gave accurate descriptions of the soccer player’s tattoos on his lower abdomen.
Alves, who has now hired a well-known lawyer to exonerate him, denies all the facts. He also previously told Spanish TV show Y Ahora Sonsoles: “I like to dance, but I don’t get too close to other people. I’m very sorry, but I don’t even know who the lady is. I do not know you. I don’t like disturbing others, how could I do that to a woman? She’s hurting me and my family in that way.” Also on Instagram, he washed his hands in innocence: “Why not be nice to others instead of always trying to hurt them?”
support from wife
The Brazilian right-back has been married to Spanish model Joana Sanz since 2017. She fully supports her husband. She posted a photo on Instagram holding her husband’s hand. With the text: “Together”. Sanz is going through a difficult time because she also recently lost her mother. “My mother passed away a week ago. I lost the two pillars in my life. Please have a little empathy instead of looking for news in the grief of others.”
In a television interview, she also said: “I know who my husband is. I know how respectful he is. I’ve often seen women dare to try something with him. While standing by. If they do it in my presence, I don’t want to know what they’re trying to do when I’m not there.”
She also captured a video on her Instagram on Wednesday morning. “I want to show myself. I know there are many people who are very concerned. Now I seek peace in the storm that rages over my head. I want to thank so many people who support me. All the messages I receive are close to my heart and reassuring. Thank you very much!”
Alves is considered one of the best right-backs of all time. He racked up the prizes, especially during his time at Barcelona. With the Catalan club he won the Champions League three times, the Spanish league title six times and the Copa del Rey five times. He was also national champion in France (twice with PSG) and Italy (with Juventus).
Source : HLN