Update: Neymar hits back at Nike as he denies sexual assault allegations he tried to force the company's employee to perform oral sex on him

Update: Neymar hits back at Nike as he denies sexual assault allegations he tried to force the company's employee to perform oral sex on him



Neymar has hit out at Nike for claiming he was dropped for 'refusing to cooperate' in an internal sexual assault investigation involving himself and an employee.


The alleged incident reportedly occurred in 2016 when the Brazilian forward was in New York City for a marketing event with Nike.


Nike later announced they sacked the Brazilian winger last year over the incident.


The PSG star had a lucrative £78.6m sponsorship deal with Nike, which was due to run until 2022, but ended his partnership with the American brand last September before signing a money-spinning deal to become the new face of Puma.


Nike did not disclose a reason at the time for dropping Neymar, who they had first signed as a 13-year-old, but have now revealed the early end to their endorsement deal came about following an investigation into allegations that the 29-year-old had sexually assaulted a female employee.


According to The Wall Street Journal, the Nike employee alleged that in 2016 Neymar attempted to force her to perform oral sex in his hotel room while in New York City for a promotional event and after taking off his underwear had tried to block her from leaving the room before chasing her down the hallway.



Neymar, 29, has denied the allegations against him and posted an angry Instagram post, branding Nike's claims over their contract dispute as a lie.Latest Post
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