Footballer Dani Alves (39), best known for his time at FC Barcelona, is in tight shoes. The Spanish court has now also 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. Meanwhile, more and more (disturbing) details are emerging.
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.
“Seconds 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 has also been arrested. 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.
Meanwhile, more and more details are leaking out in the Spanish press. Alves would have told the investigating judge three different versions. 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.
Alves denies all the facts. Previously also in the Spanish TV show ‘Y Ahora Sonsoles’. “I like to dance, but without being in close proximity 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 hurts me and my family in that way.” Also on Instagram, he innocently washed his hands: “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 others’ grief.” In a TV 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.”
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