This Monday, defender Daniel Alves left prison in Barcelona for the first time and appeared at the Superior Right Court of Catalonia to testify at the request of his defense, according to the Spanish newspaper The vanguard. The athlete is being accused of rape of a 23-year-old woman.
On the occasion, the defender justified the exchange of versions in the testimonies, stating that he changed the speech to avoid problems with his now ex-wife, Joana Sanz. He presented three different versions of what would have happened.
In addition, the player, in a statement that lasted 20 minutes according to the Spanish newspaper, admitted that there was vaginal penetration, but said that the sexual relationship was consensual.
In court, Daniel Alves was accompanied by his lawyers, Cristóbal Martell and Arnau Xumetra. The victim’s lawyer, Ester Garcia, and prosecutor Elisabeth Jiménez were also present at the scene.
The player has been imprisoned since the 20th of January this year in the Penitentiary Center of Brians 2, in Catalonia. At the moment, the case is in the discovery phase.
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