Hours before footballer Dani Alves was arrested in a case of alleged sexual harassment, his wife Joana Sanz had posted a message on social networks support the former Barcelona player.
The player had gone to testify in the case investigating whether there was a sexual assault against a woman committed in the Sutton nightclub, in the Catalan capital, on the night between 30 and 31 December. However, the police decided to leave him in custody.. The winger has been transferred to Barcelona’s Ciutat de la Justicia where he will go to court, according to Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia.
Dani Alves had denied the case of abuse a few days ago. In an interview on Spanish television, the Pumas de México player said he did not know the complainant.
“I was there, in that place, with more people having fun. Without invading the space of others. I’m very sorry, but I don’t know who that lady is. I have never invaded someone’s space without permission,” she said.
Sanz had expressed himself along the same lines, who in addition to being the player’s wife has a modeling career. “I know who my husband is, I know how I met him, I know how respectful he is because even when he was getting to know me he didn’t disrespect me,” he said.
“I have seen many times how women approach a private room, daring, to try something with my husband in the face. If they do it in my presence, I don’t want to imagine when I won’t be there,” she accused.
Hours before the player’s statement, Sanz uploaded a photo to Instagram of them appearing their hands clasped. together (together, in English), could be read in a black and white image.
What is Dani Alves accused of?
It all started with a complaint filed by a woman against the Brazilian footballer in a Barcelona court for alleged sexual assault. According to the file, Alves was accused of touching the woman’s private partsin an event that took place at the Sutton nightclub in the Catalan capital, where they met on the night of December 30 to 31.
Thus, the head of court number 15 of Barcelona started the preliminary investigation for the alleged sexual violence after receiving the complaint that the woman presented to the Mossos d’Esquadra.
The complainant, who was with some friends partying in the aforementioned nightclub, told the Catalan police the brazilian soccer player touched her under the pantieswithout your consent.
The Mossos d’Esquadra, who took a deposition from the woman, while not formalizing the complaint for sexual violence until January 2, a few days later. After the woman filed a sexual assault complaint, Dani Alves is back in Mexico to participate in the training of the Pumas.
According to the police version, Alves and the complainant were dancing “in a very affectionate attitude, talking and laughing”. But apparently when one of them goes to the bathroom; the kicker went in the back and a few seconds later they walked out together and rejoined the group.
When Dani Alves and his friends leave the club, the young woman starts crying and assures him “she was raped”. Subsequently, in the statement to the police, he claimed that the footballer groped her and therefore the case was opened.
With information from EFE
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