Despite the Brazilian still being accused by two other women, Antony accuser “DROPS her complaint against the Man United star filed in 2022 after claiming he assaulted her in a car.”
According to a recent story, one of the three women who had accused Manchester United player Antony of acting violently has dropped her lawsuit.
Police in Sao Paulo and Manchester are looking into allegations that the 23-year-old Brazilian international assaulted his ex-girlfriend Gabriela Cavallin four times. Antony has not been detained or charged because he has denied any involvement.
Seperately, Ingrid Lana, a 33-year-old banker, alleged in an interview with Record TV in Brazil that Antony was aggressive towards her in October 2022, and claimed that the footballer could have killed her with his actions.
But The Telegraph report that a third case, involving an incident in a car in May 2022, has been withdrawn at the request of the alleged victim. Law student Rayssa de Freitas had claimed that she needed hospital treatment following an incident in May of last year when she was attacked by Antony and Mallu Ohana – the ex-wife of Brazil player Dudu – in Antony’s Land Rover after the three left a Sao Paulo nightclub.
According to The Telegraph, the report – made to Sao Paulo Civil Police – has since been retracted in full. It is thought both women in the car had accused the other of sexual assault. De Freitas fled the car when it stopped at a traffic light, according to reports. She later reportedly required hospital treatment following the row.
The Telegraph go on to claim that Manchester United were unaware of the existence of this police report until Brazilian media coverage earlier this month, despite the alleged incident taking place three months before his £85million move to the Premier League club.
Antony played for two seasons at Ajax under Man United manager Erik ten Hag, before moving to Old Trafford on September 1 2022 after the Dutchman joined the Premier League club that summer. United say they carried out due diligence checks on Antony – standard procedure for all transfers – but that their investigations unearthed no evidence related to the claims that have since emerged.
The Brazil winger is currently on paid leave from Man United until further notice while he fights allegations against him.