The Catalonia Higher Court of Justice has confirmed that Brazilian soccer player Dani Alves is being investigated for an alleged sexual assault that occurred in Barcelona last month.
The court’s statement reports that the magistrate’s court number 15 in Barcelona has initiated an investigation for potential sexual assault charges. This comes after a woman filed a complaint against a football player for alleged incidents that took place at a nightclub in Barcelona last December.
“We are currently in the process of investigating and do not have any further information at this time.”
A representative from the court has verified to CNN that the accusations pertain to Dani Alves.
CNN contacted Mexico’s UNAM, the current team of Alves, for a statement from both the team and player, but did not receive an immediate response. According to Reuters, Alves denies any involvement in the alleged wrongdoing.
Alves is a highly accomplished football player from his era, achieving success in multiple countries such as Spain, Italy, and France. He was also a member of the winning team for three Champions League tournaments with Barcelona.
In both 2007 and 2019, Alves achieved victory in the Copa America while representing Brazil. At the age of 39, he broke the record for being the oldest Brazilian player to participate in the World Cup, playing for his country in Qatar against Cameroon.