In video, Neymar denies rape and exposes messages exchanges

Neymar in archive photo

Neymar in archive photo

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'Let this be a lesson', says player defending himself against prosecution

Accused of rape by a Brazilian woman, striker Neymar, 27, said late Saturday night that he was trapped and did not commit any sexual violence. The statements were made in a seven-minute video released on the athlete's social networks.

In the same video, he showed several excerpts from conversations allegedly kept with the woman who accuses him, as well as photos and videos in which she appears semi-naked - the face pictures are blurred.

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