Manchester United star Antony is set to face new domestic abuse allegations against his ex-wife, this time in England.
Brazilian publication UOL report that the legal representatives of Gabriela Cavallin, a top DJ and influencer who has since split from the footballer, are preparing to file a complaint against the player in England, where he now resides.
It is alleged that Cavallin, who filed a report into similar allegations against Antony in Brazil in June, suffered assaults and threats while living in Manchester.
UOL claims to have seen a 70-page document from Cavallin’s representatives, which presents evidence of Antony’s alleged abusive behavior and assault on the DJ.
The Brazilian report quotes Cavallin’s lawyer, Vanessa Souza, as claiming the Manchester United player could face up to three different crimes in England.
Manchester United winger Antony is set to face a new set of allegations in a police report filed by his ex-wife in England, following an investigation in Brazil.
Cavallin accused Antony of domestic abuse and said she was ‘a prisoner in her own home’
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“The sending of threatening messages, the fact that he locked her in the house and the domestic violence – with the displacement of the breast prosthesis and the injury to the fingers – are actions classified as three different crimes in England”, Souza told UOL.
She added: ‘I have been contacted through Gabriela’s lawyers in Brazil to represent her interests with the Crown Prosecution Service (England Prosecutors) and Manchester Police.
“I contacted the legal department of Antony’s team and they were surprised. They are very respectful of these British bodies and treat them very seriously.
Cavallin claims she is still having trouble sleeping following the footballer’s alleged behavior.
Antony remains under investigation in Brazil.
In June, Antony spoke out for the first time since Cavallin accused him of domestic violence and threatening.
Cavallin first filed a report with Brazilian police in the same month, alleging ‘domestic violence, threat and bodily harm’ against the winger.
She made further allegations in a TV interview on Record TVsaying she was having trouble breathing after “he grabbed me by both arms, threw me on the bed and fell on top of me”.
Antony posted a statement in Portuguese on Instagram in June as he emphasized his innocence
Cavallin said she needed stitches in her inner chest after the incident. Cavallin also alleged that Antony did not allow her to leave their home.
The player then responded with a statement on his Instagram account, saying he was “falsely accused” and was “suffering in silence” as investigations continued.
He wrote: ‘For you, after giving my statement to the police station where the investigation involving my name is taking place, I wanted to speak publicly for the first time since being falsely accused of assault.
“I remained silent until this moment so that nothing could interfere with the investigation process, but during all these days my family and I suffered in silence.
“Although I was born and raised in a very needy community, I have never experienced a situation similar to this, in which a false accusation of assault resulted in preliminary and unfair public judgment by some .”
“After the investigation is closed, my innocence will definitely be proven and justice will prevail. The initial damage to my image will be a thing of the past.
“Thank you for the countless messages of support received during this very difficult time.”
United, who signed Antony from Dutch club Ajax for £87million last year, previously declined to comment on the allegations but are said to be investigating the matter.
Cavallin, DJ and influencer, filed a complaint with the police in Brazil in June, then spoke on television
Cavallin said she needed stitches in her chest after Antony allegedly injured her
In the interview with the Brazilian Record TVCavallin told reporter Roberto Cabrini that she first suffered the alleged abuse last year in Brazil.
“He threw water on me, started kicking me, grabbed me by the hair, hit my head and cut me,” Cavallin said.
“He grabbed me by both arms, threw me on the bed and fell on top of me.
“Thereupon, my silicone prosthesis came apart. At the time, I was so breathless I felt like I was going to die.
Cavallin had also claimed that Antony took her prisoner in their house and did not allow her to leave.
“He broke my suitcase, took my handbag, my passport. He broke my cell phone, he wouldn’t let me go,” Cavallin said. “I was a prisoner from 10 p.m. until almost 3:30 a.m. I call it private captivity. I just wanted to get out of there and he told me I wouldn’t leave until I cleared everything.
“I think his mum called his physiotherapist and asked for help. No one could control him.