Manchester United on Sunday delayed forward Antony’s return to the club following sexual accusations leveled against him by his ex-girlfriend, Gabriel Cavallin.
The English club in a statement acknowledged the allegations made against the Brazillian international.
“As a club, we condemn acts of violence and abuse. We recognise the importance of safeguarding all those involved in this situation and acknowledge the impact these allegations have on survivors of abuse.
Recall that the Brazilian has already denied accusations that he assaulted his ex-girlfriend on two separate occasions. Antony was subsequently left out of Brazil’s most recent batch of international fixtures, as Greater Manchester and Sao Paulo Police conducted an investigation.
Meanwhile, another woman, Ingrid Lana, has accused him of assault.
Speaking to Brazilian news outlet Record TV, the lady accused Antony of attempting to pressure her into having sexual intercourse.
However, Antony has strongly denied the new claims, which are alleged to have taken place during a trip to England in 2022. Ingrid Lana says she was in the country on a business trip when she was invited to the player’s house.
“He tried to have a relationship with me and I didn’t want to. He pushed me against the wall, and I hit my head,” she said during an interview which will air in full on September 10.
“My purpose was just business. Arriving there at his invitation, I realised that he had ulterior motives. I’ve never been anyone’s lover.”
The fresh accusations come after his ex-partner Gabriel Cavallin alleged that Antony had headbutted and punched her in a hotel room on January 14, the day after a Premier League game against Manchester City. She claims to have suffered a cut to her head and a damaged breast implant.
Antony, who joined United in 2022 from Dutch club Ajax in an £86million transfer, has denied the allegations on social media and stated that he’s co-operated with the police. He has claimed that he has been “falsely accused of assault”.