Achraf Hakimi has been charged with rape of a 24-year-old woman. Through his lawyer, the PSG defender spoke out on Friday.
On Friday, Achraf Hakimi was partly determined in the case of rape of a young woman. Indeed, AFP reported on Friday that the defender trained at Real Madrid was charged with rape by the Nanterre prosecutor’s office. While Paris Saint-Germain has reiterated its commitment to the presumption of innocence following the indictment of its player, the lawyer for the Moroccan international made a strong statement to denounce an extortion attempt against the Madrid native.
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In a press release sent to several media outlets to respond to his client’s indictment for alleged rape, lawyer Fanny Colin accused the 24-year-old girl of attempted extortion. “Achraf Hakimi strongly denies the accusations against him. I remind you that the measure of indictment, which followed this hearing, is a necessary step for anyone who is accused of rape and finally offers Mr. Hakimi the possibility of defending himself by opening up a large number of rights, first of which is the right to access the file,” Fanny Colin recalled in her statement before denouncing an attempt to extort funds against her client.
“After a few hours of questioning, I personally note that the accuser refused to file a complaint, refused to undergo any medical or psychological examination, and refused to be confronted with Achraf Hakimi, even though the accusation is based exclusively on her statements. In my opinion, the police have evidence that Mr. Hakimi was the subject of attempted extortion in this matter,” she added.
The justice system will now establish the facts in this case. Injured and currently in the infirmary, Achraf Hakimi is unavailable for Saturday night’s Ligue 1 match between Paris Saint-Germain and FC Nantes at the Parc des Princes.