The rape case involving Brazillian football super star Neymar and Model Najila Trindade has been closed. The São Paulo attorney general’s office said the case was suspended due to a lack of evidence, but will be sent to prosecutors for a final decision.
The investigation was opened after Brazilian model Najila Trindade alleged the footballer attacked her in a hotel in Paris, France, in May.
Neymar has denied the accusations, saying he is being extorted.
The case, which has dominated headlines and conversations in the footballing nation of Brazil for months, overshadowed Brazil’s preparations for the Copa América.
It first came to light in June, when the Paris St-Germain star released a seven minute video on Instagram revealing that he had been accused of rape. He also published Whatsapp messages and images that he claimed to be of the woman.
Ms Trindade then went public, giving a television interview and releasing footage and a video clip purportedly showing an altercation between the two.
Police later filed a defamation suit against Ms Trindade, who allegedly insinuated the force was corrupt, according to news agency AFP. The model was also dropped by several lawyers.
Prosecutors now have 15 days to evaluate the case before a judge makes a final ruling.