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Dani Alves is ‘depressed’ as he awaits verdict of alleged rape trial which began this month – with his Barcelona prison taking ‘extreme measures’ to look after ex-Brazil star

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  • Dani Alves would be depressed in the Brians 2 prison where he is being held
  • He was tried earlier this month for an alleged rape in a Barcelona nightclub.
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Dani Alves is reportedly “depressed” in prison as he awaits the verdict in his trial for alleged rape.

Brians 2 prison is reportedly taking “extreme measures” to care for former Barcelona and Brazil player Alves, such is his mental deterioration.

Alves’ sexual assault trial began in Barcelona earlier this month when a woman claimed to have been raped by him.

State prosecutors have said they wanted him jailed for nine years if convicted of raping a 23-year-old woman in a bathroom at Barcelona’s exclusive Sutton nightclub on December 30, 2022.

However, Fiesta, via SPORTreports that a former cellmate of Alves called ‘Coutinho’ has spoken out about the former defender’s mental spiral.

Dani Alves would be “depressed” in prison while awaiting the verdict of the trial for alleged rape

Former Barcelona star Alves is accused of raping a woman in a club in the Spanish city in 2022

Former Barcelona star Alves is accused of raping a woman in a club in the Spanish city in 2022

‘As a result of the trial, he was affected by the crisis. He is a little depressed, dejected. Educators and officials support him,” said ‘Coutinho’.

For the avoidance of doubt, it is worth clarifying that ‘Coutinho’ should not be confused with Alves’ former teammate in Brazil, Philippe Coutinho.

Court proceedings in Alves’ trial took place from February 5 to 7.

Alves has maintained that he is innocent of the charges against him.

His defense asked for acquittal or, if found guilty, a one-year sentence plus compensation of £42,000 (50,000 euros) for the victim.

The 40-year-old was granted permission to take the stand on the final day after 28 witnesses testified, including his accuser and his model wife Joana Sanz.

He has insisted that he had consensual sex with the woman who accused him of forcing himself on her.

After being denied bail last June, Alves declared on the program ‘En Boca de todos’ on Cuatro: “It will be proven that I am not guilty and that it was a consensual relationship.” It would never cross my mind to impose a sexual act on anyone.

This is the exclusive Sutton nightclub, where Alves is accused of raping a 23-year-old woman

This is the exclusive Sutton nightclub, where Alves is accused of raping a 23-year-old woman

Alves played for the Mexican club UNAM before his arrest. They terminated his contract

Alves played for the Mexican club UNAM before his arrest. They terminated his contract

On the final day of his trial, Alves told the court that sexual relations between him and his accuser had been consensual.

He said, ‘I’m not that kind of man; I am not a violent man.

The alleged victim told state prosecutors that she danced with Alves and voluntarily entered the bathroom, but said that later when she wanted to leave he wouldn’t let her.

She said he slapped her, insulted her and forced her to have sex against her will.

“She never told me to stop. We were both enjoying it,’ Alves said, while she repeated that the woman never asked out or gave any indication that she did not want to have sex with him.

He also denied slapping or insulting her.

The former Barcelona, ​​Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain defender is being held in Brians 2

The former Barcelona, ​​Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain defender is being held in Brians 2

This is the first trial for high-profile sex crimes since Spain revised its legislation in 2022 to make consent, or lack thereof, central to defining a sex crime in response to a wave of protests after a case of gang rape during the San Fermín bull. -Running festival in Pamplona in 2016.

Legislation popularly known as the “yes means yes” law defines consent as an explicit expression of a person’s will, making clear that silence or passivity does not equal consent.



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