Brazil and Manchester United winger Antony denies assault allegations in a Brazilian TV interview

Antony denied all the assault allegations in the television network, SBT but the Greater Manchester Police are looking into the claims.

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Abishek Goswami
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Antony denies the assault allegations on the Brazilian network SBT. Rayssa de Freitas claimed she required hospital treatment after being assaulted by Antony and a woman in May 2022. Antony was dropped by Brazil earlier this week following the initial allegations made by former girlfriend, Gabriela Cavalin. On Wednesday, the club said they are "taking seriously" previous allegations of domestic abuse made against the winger.

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Antony appeared on Brazilian TV to deny allegations of assault

When asked if he had assaulted any woman, Antony said, "Never. I never have and I never will." He added, "Violence towards women is totally wrong, 100 percent wrong. I have a mother and a sister and I would never want this to happen to them."

According to reports in various outlets, De Freitas reported the alleged incident to the Sao Paulo Civil Police. Another woman, Ingrid Lana claimed in a television interview that she was pressured by Antony to have sex while on a business trip to England last year. Lana alleged Antony invited her to his house and pushed her against a wall which led to her banging her head. "He tried to have a relationship with me and I didn't want to," Lana claimed in the interview. "He pushed me against the wall and I hit my head. My purpose was just business. Arriving there at his invitation, I realized he had ulterior motives."

When asked about Lana's accusation, Antony said in the interview on Friday, "Negative. I'm 100 percent certain that I never touched any woman. 100 percent. I am certain. I will produce the proof and people will understand. They will see the truth." The Greater Manchester Police are looking into the claims from his former girlfriend.

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