Dani Alves Speaks For First Time Since Sexual Assault Arrest

Dani Alves
Dani Alves

For the first time since being arrested on charges relating to sexual assault, Brazil international and former Barcelona right-back Dani Alves has broken his silence.

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Football's most decorated footballer is alleged to have sexually assaulted a woman in a nightclub in Barcelona in December. The 39-year-old was arrested earlier this month, and is currently being held in custody without bail.

However, a spokesperson for Alves has since emphatically denied the allegations.

His club, UNAM Pumas, have also terminated his contract, citing that they will not tolerate actions that go against their values.

With the news of Alves' arrest causing shock waves throughout the football fraternity, the six-time LaLiga winner has now been quoted from prison.

"I will accept whatever comes. I left home when I was barely 15 years old. I have overcome very difficult and complicated situations in my life. This will be one more that will pass. Nothing scares me," the Juazeiro native said, as per La Vanguardia.

When the allegations first surfaced, the former Sevilla, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain full-back denied the assault claims, telling Spanish TV channel Antena 3: "I was dancing and having a good time without invading anyone's space," he said.

"I don't know who this lady is. How could I do that to a woman? No."

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Alves is currently being held in the Brians 2 prison complex in Sant Esteve Sesrovires, having been transferred from Brians 1 last week.

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