The woman who accused Neymar of raping her has been charged with fraud, extortion, and slander by Brazilian police, Reuters reported.
Najila Trindade told Brazilian television channel SBT in June that the Paris Saint-Germain star had left her “traumatized” after violently assaulting and raping her in a Paris hotel room in May.
Neymar vehemently denied the allegations put against him by Trindade, insisting the encounter was consensual.
Prosecutors dropped the case against Neymar in July due to a lack of evidence, and now, Sao Paolo state police say they have charged Trindade with attempting to blackmail the 27-year-old.
They have also indicted her former husband, Estivens Alves, on fraud charges.
“Based on the evidence gathered during the investigations, the delegate decided for the indictment of N. (Trindade) and Estivens Alves, her former partner, for procedural fraud (art. 347),” a statement from Sao Paulo police seen by Goal reads.
“She (the delegate) also decided to indict Alves for disclosing material with erotic content from N. to a reporter.
“After clarifying the criminal materiality, the authority also decided for the indictment of N. in the crimes of slanderous denunciation and extortion.”
Shortly after the allegations against Neymar came to light earlier this year, the PSG forward released a now-deleted video on his official Instagram and Facebook pages denying Trindade’s accusations.
“I’m being accused of rape,” he said, according to Goal. “Yes, it is a heavy word, a very strong thing. But this is what is happening in at the moment. I was taken by surprise. It was bad and I am sad to hear that.
“Those who know me, know my character and my nature, and that I would never do anything like that.”
The Brazilian added: “It was a trap, and I ended up falling for it,” before showing the camera intimate messages exchanged between him and Trindade time-stamped back to March.
“He preserved the name of the girl and her image but had to defend himself. He’s been accused of rape and this is a crime he has not committed.”
Representatives for Neymar did not immediately respond to Business Insider’s request for comment.