Sao Paulo police officers have indicted Najila Trindade and her partner, Estivens Alves, over false allegations of rape made against Brazilian football star, Neymar, in May 2019.
The police recently made the announcement, noting that the accuser was indicted for procedural fraud, slanderous denunciation and extortion. The police further disclosed that the partner of the accused, Alves, had also been indicted for publicizing "probable evidence" with erotic content from Trindade to a reporter.
“Based on the evidence gathered during the investigations, the delegate decided for the indictment of N. and Estivens Alves, her former partner, for procedural fraud (art. 347)," a statement from the Sao Paulo police read.
Neymar was accused of raping Trindade in a Paris hotel room on May 15. The Brazilian football star and captain vehemently denied these accusations, even taking to Instagram to share a video of his raunchy WhatsApp messages with the accuser. The video was later taken down by Instagram following reports of violation of privacy and consent.
The Sao Paulo police in Brazil closed the investigation into the rape allegations in July, with their investigator, Juliana Lopes Bussacos, stating that there wasn't enough evidence to indict Neymar Jr of rape.
Also, the hired prosecutors of the accuser found the case to be riddled with loopholes and void of evidence, with contradicting statements from Trindade. This prompted their decision earlier this month to close the case against Neymar.