Dani Alves sexual assault allegations: Former Barcelona and Brazil defender detained by police, per report

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Dani Alves presented himself for detainment in Catalonia’s Les Corts police station on Friday regarding allegations that he sexually assaulted a woman at a nightclub in Barcelona towards the end of 2022.

The Brazil international is now to be questioned by a judge according to a spokesperson for the regional Catalan police force Mossos d’Esquadra.

Alves, 39, currently plays for Pumas UNAM after a storied career which has included two spells with Barca, as well as Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus, and Sevilla stints.

According to police, the Catalan authorities received a complaint regarding Alves on Jan. 2 from a woman who claimed that he had behaved inappropriately and touched her at popular Barcelona nightclub Sutton on the night of Dec. 30-31.

“I was there, at that place, with more people having fun,” Alves told Antena 3 earlier this month. “Everybody knows I love to dance. Having a good time but without invading the space of others.”

Alves, who was on holiday post-FIFA 2022 World Cup in Qatar, has denied all wrongdoing and claimed that he has “never seen” his accuser before.

Earlier this month, a Barcelona court confirmed that it had opened an investigation into “an alleged crime of sexual assault” which was the “result of a complaint filed by a woman against a soccer player.”

Model Joana Sanz has publicly stated her support for her partner Alves as he made his statement against the allegations.

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