Paris-Saint-Germain (PSG) is yet again making headlines in the legal news. This newest case comes several months after former club player Aminata Diallo’s indictment, in September 2022, where she was the main suspect in the assault of her teammate Kheira Hamraoui in November 2021. Then came the indictment of striker Sandy Baltimore, who is the target of an investigation into “violence” by the Nanterre public prosecutor’s office and has been summoned before the police court of the same city on Monday, March 6. This time, it is PSG’s men’s team that has been rocked by an off the pitch scandal.
The defender and Moroccan international, Achraf Hakimi, has been indicted for rape and placed under judicial supervision, as the Nanterre prosecutor’s office confirmed to Agence France-Presse (AFP) and then to The worldon Friday, March 3. It was revealed by The Parisian that since February 27, the 24-year-old footballer – a friend of Kylian Mbappé – has been the target of a preliminary investigation because of accusations made against him by a 24-year-old woman.
The latter, who did not file a complaint, went to the police station in Nogent-sur-Marne (Val-de-Marne) to report a rape that was allegedly committed by Hakimi, February 25, at the player’s home in Boulogne-Billancourt (Hauts-de-Seine). She reportedly got to know the Parisian defender in January, on the social media platform Instagram.
The player denies
She reportedly went to Mr. Hakimi’s house and told the police that the Moroccan international had groped her before raping her. The 24-year-old claims to have pushed the player away before contacting a friend, who came to pick her up.
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The announcement of Hakimi’s indictment came while he was training at the Camp des Loges, in Saint-Germain-en-Laye (Yvelines). The fullback was questioned on Thursday, March 2, by investigators from Hauts-de-Seine territorial security, and was told he was forbidden to contact the alleged victim but would be allowed to leave the country. The Parisian coach, Christophe Galtier – who refused to mention this “extra-sporting issue” at Friday’s press conference – would therefore be able to keep the player for the trip to Bavaria on March 8, for the Champions League second round tie against Bayern Munich .
In the wake of the club’s statement “supporting the player,” Hakimi’s lawyer, Fanny Colin, reminded The world that her client had “strongly denied the charges against him,” the day before, during his hearing by investigators, “made at his express request.”
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