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Top Football Players in Sexual Assault Scandal 2022

One of the reoccurring evils in the world of football is sexual assault ranging from rape to assault. In this article, we will be looking at Footballer players in sexual assault. We will try to access if they were true or fabricated and also how the players ended up. The article is not aimed to mime anybody of any club but to give insight into what is happening in the world of football. 

It is so bad that with the kind of influence these footballers have acquired and gathered any type of lady they want can be gotten but many of them still choose to go about it the wrong way. This article isn’t comprehensive of all the incidents of football players in sexual assaults though. 

It should be mentioned that allegations of sex abuse are presently levelled with greater frequency against the rich and famous; more of the accusers, but certainly not all, are increasingly treated with greater respect, and their complaints are being taken more seriously.

Here is a list of the top football players in Sexual Assault

Cristiano Ronaldo

The first on our list of football players in sexual assault is six times Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo. The former Real Madrid and Juventus forward 2010 a young woman claimed that he had raped her.

Following the publication of a report on the allegations, the Manchester United Portuguese star’s agency dismissed the story as “journalistic fiction.” The lady who is an American claimed that he had raped her in Las Vegas about a year ago and that he had paid her to remain silent. 

Top Football Players In Sexual Assault Scandal 2022
Top Football Players in Sexual Assault Scandal 2022

The woman decided to go public for the first time and to file a complaint against Ronaldo. She claimed to possess a document that could be extremely dangerous for him. In 2010, Ronaldo’s lawyers and a mediator sat together with the young American woman to seek an out-of-court settlement. 

Kathryn Mayorga, a former teacher and model, was raising questions about the validity of a confidentiality agreement and the $375,000 (£292,537) hush money she received from the sports star. She said in court documents she met the Portuguese footballer at a nightclub in 2009 and went with him and other people to his suite at the Palms Hotel and Casino, where he allegedly assaulted her in a bedroom. 

Ronaldo, on the other hand, has repeatedly denied Mayorga’s accusation that he raped her. The player made it clear that the sex was consensual. Many well-known football players reacted to this case including Alex Morgan believes there’s too much evidence to cover up the rape allegation against the football player, Ronaldo.

Alex Morgan supporting the lady said there is too much evidence to cover the story that is not rape. She said: “I think there’s too much evidence to cover up, and I think at the end of the day money helps put stories down,” noting that the lack of charges meant that “he can and does continue playing.”

Top Football Players In Sexual Assault Scandal 2022
Top Football Players in Sexual Assault Scandal 2022

Morgan also said: “What he does as a job and him entertaining people on the football field has nothing to do with who he might be as a person or the actions that he may have taken.” Morgan has commented indirectly on the case via social media, tweeting (and eventually deleting) an article about the Portuguese star titled “Ronaldo Is an Icon of Corruption in Sports.”

Despite the above-mentioned allegations, the judge said his preliminary review of settlement documents filed under seal in the civil lawsuit led him to agree with Ronaldo’s lawyers that the record should, at least for the time, remain sealed. The player was clear from the allegation and accusations. Ronaldo escaped the court case but did not escape the list of football players in sexual assault.

Neymar Jnr. 

Another player on our list of football players in sexual assault is Brazilian star Neymar Jr. In 2019, a woman filed a police report accusing the Paris Saint-Germain star of rape. According to reports, the alleged rape had taken place in Paris. 

The complainant said she flew from Brazil to France intending to meet the international star after exchanging messages with him on Instagram. According to the reports, she said Neymar met her at a hotel and was “drunk” and “aggressive” before forcibly having sex with her without consent. The woman said she returned to Brazil two days later, upset and scared to speak out. However, she decided to fill the report in Sao Paulo. 

Top Football Players In Sexual Assault Scandal 2022
Top Football Players in Sexual Assault Scandal 2022

On the other hand, Neymar Jr. denied the accusation that he raped the woman in Paris. The woman told police that Neymar provided her with an air ticket from Brazil to France and even paid for her luxury accommodation. He then engaged in sexual intercourse against her will.

To clear his “unjust accusations”, the player posted a video clarifying “nothing happened.” To defend himself, Neymar published a series of sexually explicit messages he exchanged with Trindade on social media, including seminude images of his accuser; his team has suggested any sexual contact between the two was consensual.

The police investigator provided details of the investigation. She said the police reviewed forensic, medical, and electronic communications and interviewed Trindade on three occasions. Neymar was questioned by the police in June as he prepared for the Copa América. The police official in Brazil who was investigating the rape claim against the soccer star finally recommended that prosecutors close the case. 

The investigator said the police had failed to find enough evidence to substantiate an accusation made by the Brazilian model. Therefore, the footballer’s rape accusation case was dropped over lack of evidence. even though he was granted bail and free it did not remove him from the list of football players in sexual assault scandal.

Karim Mostafa Benzema, and Franck Henry Pierre Ribéry

The next on the list of football players in sexual assault are two France internationals, Karim Mostafa Benzema, and Franck Henry Pierre Ribéry. In 2014, Ribery and Benzema two of France’s biggest football stars were acquitted by a Paris court on charges of having sex with an underage prostitute. However, both Ribery and Benzema denied the assault: knowingly paying for sex with Zahia Dehar when she was under 18.

She has become one of the most famous names in France since the players were first arrested, building up a career as a reality TV star, and the muse of designer Karl Lagerfeld. Ribéry has admitted to having sex with Dehar, but claimed he did not pay and that he did not know she was a prostitute or a minor.

Top Football Players In Sexual Assault Scandal 2022
Top Football Players in Sexual Assault Scandal 2022

Benzema denied all the allegations. Neither Ribéry nor Benzema, who play for France’s national team, were present at the trial. They faced up to three years in prison if convicted. The lady told investigators that Ribery had flown her to Munich as a birthday present to himself in 2009 when she was still 17.

Dehar garnered international fame following the affair but decided not to file a civil lawsuit against the two footballers. She became a celebrity following the scandal and has since established herself as a designer of luxury lingerie. 

Prostitution is legal in France, but prostitutes must be over 18. The age of consent is 15 in France, but paying for sex with anyone under 18 is a crime. The case has been hanging over the players since July 2010, when a French judge issued preliminary charges against them. 

The French judge ruled that there was not enough proof that Ribéry, and Benzema, the Real Madrid forward, were aware that the escort-girl Zahia Dehar was a minor at the time of the incidents. These two players are now living happyly but their names are still in the list of football players in sexual assault.

Adam Johnson

Another player in the football players in sexual assault is former Manchester City and Sunderland midfielder Adam Johnson. The playmaker spent five years in jail after being found guilty of engaging in sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl in March 2016.

Top Football Players In Sexual Assault Scandal 2022
Top Football Players in Sexual Assault Scandal 2022

The Englishman was sacked from Sunderland and stripped of his sponsorship deal with Adidas. He was released in 2021 and is reportedly living a luxurious life due to his investments. Although Adam Johnson is living large now it did not take out the fact that he is among the list of football players in sexual assault.

Benjamin Mendy

Also in the list of football players in sexual assault Manchester City and France left-back Benjamin Mendy have seen his reputation and career go down the drain as the details of his encounters with different women surfaced last year. The left-back has been charged with seven counts of rape of four women, along with one count of sexual assault.

Top Football Players In Sexual Assault Scandal 2022

He was released on bail recently after being in custody for 134 days. He has been suspended by the club. Football players in sexual assault article in 2022 can not be complete without inputing Mendy’s name.

Mason Greenwood

Manchester United’s young star Mason Greenwood has become the latest in the list of football players in sexual assault, and probably the biggest name on the list as he is the youngest to come under such fire for rape and assault. He sexually assaulted his girlfriend. It was made known when the lady posted the stories on her Instagram, showing signs of abuse on her body, along with distressing audio of Greenwood coercing her.

Top Football Players In Sexual Assault Scandal 2022
Top Football Players in Sexual Assault Scandal 2022

A statement said: “Following a hearing yesterday (Thursday 23 June 2022), a 20-year-old man arrested on suspicion of rape, assault and making threats to kill on Sunday 30 January 2022 remains on bail.” “As the outcome of bail reviews does not impact the progression of investigations, Greater Manchester Police will not be providing any further updates in relation to this case until the suspect is charged or released facing no further action.” The young lad joined the list of football players in sexual assault with the act against his girlfriend.

Wayne Rooney

Another player in the list of football players in sexual assault is England star forward, Wayne Rooney, he is also on the list of football players accused of rape. He was exposed in the media for reportedly cheating on his pregnant wife Coleen with a 52-year-old grandmother and with two other £1,000-a-night prostitutes.

Top Football Players In Sexual Assault Scandal 2022
Top Football Players in Sexual Assault Scandal 2022

Ryan Giggs

Another player in football players in sexual assault is former Manchester United player Ryan Giggs, he was involved in one of the most disturbing cases when his family members claimed that he is a sex addict. 

The former Wales coach was involved with two women’s extra-marital affairs including his sister-in-law! Ryan has been branded as a sex addict by his brother Rhodri who claimed that his brother cannot resist women at night. Former footballer also had an affair with Big Brother star Imogen Thomas.

Top Football Players In Sexual Assault Scandal 2022

Ryan had a secret eight-year affair with his brother’s ex-wife, Natasha. Rhodri said on a podcast, “Everyone has a weakness. Ryan said that when he goes out he has to sleep with women.”

Rhodri revealed that he hasn’t spoken to his brother or his mother since the affair with his wife became public in 2011. Ryan asked for his brother’s forgiveness four years after ending the affair. There were rumours that Rhodri’s wife Natasha had aborted Ryan’s baby just before marrying Rhodri.

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