Feminist lawyer enters for Neymar's defense and says rape charge is false

Lawyer Maíra Fernandes at the door of the women's police station in the south of SP

Lawyer Maíra Fernandes at the door of the women's police station in the south of SP

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Maíra Fernandes was criticized and expelled from the Latin American and Caribbean Committee for the Defense of Women's Rights after announcing the decision to defend the player

Neymar's defense team, 27, hired lawyer Maíra Fernandes, known for her work in defense of human rights and women. The PSG player is accused of sexual abuse and assault. He is still being investigated by police for internet crime, after disclosing naked images on a social network of the woman who accused him of rape.

"I was contacted to defend the player Neymar Jr. by two lawyers whom I admire and who have always been very close to the feminist cause, Davi Tangerino and Salo de Carvalho," she wrote in a text shared on Thursday in a social network.

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