Neymar responds to rape accusations

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Brazil and Paris Saint-Germain superstar Neymar has responded to the recent rape allegations made against him.
According to a police report filed in the capital of Brazil, São Paulo, the alleged victim claimed the attack took place in a hotel in Paris - where the acussed plays his club football.
However, the 27-year-old has since taken to social media via his official Instagram account to prove his innocence by sharing a thread of their whatsapp messages.
"Due to extortion, I'm being forced to expose my life and my family," Neymar claimed in the opening of the video which has been translated from Portuguese.
"I'm very upset but from now on I'll expose or tell all about what happened with that girl. It was an intimate thing but I have to open myself up to prove that nothing exceptional happened," he said.
"What happened that day was a relationship between a man and a woman, within four walls, like with any couple. And the next day nothing much happened. We kept exchanging messages. She asked me for a souvenir for [her child]."
The world-record transfer holder proceded to hold up his phone to display a series of text messages from the woman which included images of her in her underwear - before claiming he needed to make the information public to 'prove that nothing really happened'.
Neymar is currently on international duty with the Selecao ahead of the 2019 Copa America.