Manchester United winger, Antony has taken to social media to deny allegations that he physically attacked his former girlfriend.
The Brazilian has insisted he is innocent until proven otherwise.
Antony released a statement on Monday, claiming that he is the victim of “false accusations” after his former partner, Gabriela Cavallini, said he attacked her several times during their relationship, including while she was pregnant.
The player wrote: “Out of respect for my fans, friends and family, I feel obligated to speak publicly about the false accusations I have been a victim of.”
“From the beginning I have handled this issue seriously and with respect, providing the due clarifications to the police authority. The police inquest is under cover of justice, and therefore I cannot make its contents public.”
“However, I can say with confidence that the accusations are false and that the evidence already produced and more to be produced show that I am innocent of the accusations made.
“My relationship with Ms, Gabriela was tumultuous, with verbal offences from both sides, but I never practiced any physical aggression.”
“Every time, whether in testimony or in interview, she presents a different version of accusations.
“Thus, I come to deny the accusations made and inform that I remain at the full disposal of the Brazilian authorities to clarify what is needed.”
“I trust the ongoing police investigations will reveal the truth about my innocence.”
According to Cavallini, Antony threatened to throw her out of a moving car while she was pregnant and even said he would kill her, the unborn child and himself. Cavallini soon lost the baby.