Alves stated, “I’m not that kind of person; I’m not violent, in the Court of Barcelona during the trial in which he was accused of sexually assaulting a woman in the Sutton nightclub on December 30, 2022, and where the Prosecutor’s Office requested a sentence of 9 years in prison, while the plaintiff asked for 12 years of imprisonment.
Dani Alves cried during the hearing
During his statement, Alves started to cry, and he had to stop the statement. Because of this, the president of the court asked him if he should stop explaining, which he refused, and brought him some tissues.
Moreover, he justified himself by changing versions of what happened. During the investigation phase, Dani Alves assured that in his second statement, he said the same thing on Wednesday, and in the first, he said that he had oral sex with the complainant because he expected his wife to do it. “I can forgive.”
However, the prosecutor in the trial of Dani Alves appreciated that the footballer changed his version during the investigation of the case because it was considered “absolutely impunity.”
“Acthink all this battery of versions he gave was because, at first, he considered himself unpunished. “He went to the investigative court very calmly. criticized the prosecutor, Elisabeth Jiménez, during her final report this Wednesday.
The prosecutor also emphasized the credibility of the victim, who continued the accusation from the beginning. I was assured that “his story, from my point of view, besides being reliable and consistent, is a cruel story because of the aggression itself and what he experienced afterward.
The Brazilian, who chose to answer only questions from his lawyer, emphasized that he drank a lot that night, which prevented him from driving. This is in line with the thesis developed in his defense during the judgments, trying to get a mitigating circumstance that would reduce a possible sentence.
What did Dani Alves say?
Dani Alves He explained that around 2:30 in the morning they arrived at the nightclub, and a waiter invited the three women, the whistleblower, a friend, and his cousin, to the VIP table where they were.
In addition, he explained that they were talking and dancing, and he denied that he noticed that the complainant and his friends were uncomfortable because they thwarted their judgment. Regarding the defense’s questions about why the complainant and his friends stayed with Alves if they felt uncomfortable, the prosecutor said:
Regarding what happened that night, Alves said we started dancing a little, me and the complainant, and we danced for a while. He started touching my back; there was a sexual attraction there, and I started talking to him about going to the bathroom, and he told me yes,” said the player, who, when asked if he had to insist, denied it.
Later, he said that he went to the bathroom first and stayed “waiting for a while and thought that he would not go, that he did not want,” but he went to the bathroom with her. According to Alves, they kissed, and he took off his pants and kept them in sexual relations, although he denied that he ejaculated inside her.
When asked if she was told at some point that she wanted to go out of the bathroom and she stopped him, as the victim said in her statement, she replied, “Not at all; I’m not obligated to be there.”.
“At no point did he say anything to me; we just had fun there, and that’s it, that’s it,” explained the soccer player. He also reported that, upon exiting the bathroom, he returned to the VIP table, and after a few minutes, he also left.
However, during his intervention, the prosecutor acknowledged that the complainant admitted to entering the bathroom area, not knowing that he was one, and explained that he felt guilty for doing so.
In addition, the authority dedicated part of its report to explaining that the footprints in the bathroom do not match the version defended by Alves in the trial, where he stated that they had consensual sex and put them in a position that did not correspond to the footprints.
She is a soccer player He said that he knew that it was he accused of sexual assault. “The next day it was in the press,” and he said the world collapsed on him.
He also stated that he knew the prison sentences for which he confronted the media, after which he began to cry while testifying.
He was accused of being “practically destroyed” because they blocked his accounts and broke all his contracts.