Brazilian football star Dani Alves is under investigation for sexual harassment CNN


Brazilian soccer player Dani Alves is under investigation for an alleged sexual assault that took place in Barcelona last month, Catalonia’s high court confirmed Tuesday.

“The Court of Investigating Magistrates of Barcelona has opened proceedings based on a complaint by a woman against a football player for a complaint number 15 of sexual assault that occurred last December in a Barcelona nightclub,” the court statement said.

“The matter remains under investigation and we do not have further information at this time.”

A court spokeswoman confirmed the charges against Dani Alves to CNN.

CNN reached out to Mexico’s UNAM, Alves’ current club, for comment on the team and player but did not immediately hear back. Alves has denied any wrongdoing, according to Reuters.

Alves is one of the most decorated footballers of his generation, winning domestic titles in Spain, Italy and France. He also won three Champions League titles for Barcelona.

Alves won six La Liga titles and three Champions League crowns for Barcelona.

Alves won the Copa America with Brazil in 2007 and 2019. At the age of 39, he became Brazil’s oldest player to appear at the World Cup when playing for the national team in Qatar against Cameroon.

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