Friday, September 29, 2023

Manchester United player Antony denies attacking ex-girlfriend as police launch investigation

Manchester United player Antony has denied further accusations of domestic violence on his ex-girlfriend amid police opening an investigation into him.

Gabriela Cavallin, who is an influencer and DJ, has filed police reports against Antony in their native Brazil and in England. Investigations are ongoing.

Antony has been accused of a series of domestic violence offences by his ex-girlfriendGetty

Cavallin has made complaints against Antony in her native Brazil and in EnglandIG @djgabicavallin

Cavallin claims she was headbutted and punched by Antony in a Manchester hotel room the day after Man United’s 2-1 victory over Manchester City on January 14 that resulted in a cut to her head and a breast implant being damaged.

She adds that she had received treatment from an English doctor in her room at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Manchester following the alleged attack.

Brazilian news outlet UOL has published new allegations against the 23-year-old, including WhatsApp screenshots and photographs of injuries, including Cavallin’s accusation that she suffered a cut finger while trying to protect herself after accusing Antony of throwing a glass cup at her.

It’s alleged that incident happened at a house on May 8, the day after Man United lost 1-0 at West Ham.

Cavallin first accused Antony of making a series of attacks on her, which she says occurred between June 2022 and May this year, in June.

Sao Paulo police service are currently investigating Cavallin’s claims after she filed a report to them in June accusing Antony of “domestic violence, threat and bodily injury”. A separate complaint to Greater Manchester Police (GMP) was also filed by Cavallin.

“Greater Manchester Police is aware of the allegations made and enquiries remain ongoing to establish the circumstances surrounding this report. We will not be commenting any further at this time,” a statement from Greater Manchester Police read.

In light of the investigation, Antony said on Instagram: “Out of respect for my fans, friends and family I feel obligated to speak publicly about the false allegations I have been a victim of.

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“From the beginning I have handled the issue seriously and with respect, providing the due clarifications to the police authority. The police inquest is under cover of justice, and therefore I cannot make its content public.

“However, I can say with confidence that the accusations are false and that the evidence already produced and more to be produced show that I am innocent of the accusations made.

“My relationship with Ms Gabriela was tumultuous with verbal offences from both sides, but I never practised any physical aggression.

“Every time, whether in testimony or in interview, she presents a different version of the accusations.

“Thus, I come to deny the accusations made and inform that I remain at the full disposal of the Brazilian authorities to clarify what is needed. I trust the ongoing police investigations will reveal the truth about my innocence.”

Antony joined Man United from Ajax in an £87million deal in the summer of 2022.

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