Lawyers for a woman who accused Brazil star Neymar of rape are no longer representing her because of contradictions in her story.
The lawyers said the woman initially told them she had had consensual sex with Neymar, the world’s most expensive footballer, in a Paris hotel in May and that he then became violent and assaulted her.
Neymar posted a video on Instagram on Saturday vehemently denying he had raped the woman.
Police in Rio said they had launched an investigation into the publication of intimate information on social media concerning the woman.
Neymar’s father has claimed the Paris Saint-Germain player is the victim of a blackmail attempt.
Neymar is currently preparing with the Brazil squad for the Copa America.
Neymar has reportedly been summoned to appear before investigators in Rio de Janeiro on Friday.
But the footballer is due to be in the southern city of Porto Alegre that day to prepare for a friendly match against Honduras on Sunday ahead of the Copa.
Meanwhile, Neymar, who was transferred to PSG from Barcelona for a world-record 222 million euros ($248.5 million) in 2017, is currently in Brazil preparing for the Copa America, which takes place in the country from June 14 to July 7.