Antony, a Manchester United footballer, denied abusing his ex-girlfriend in an interview with Brazilian media. In addition to his ex-girlfriend who accused him of physical violence, two more girls did the same. In an interview with the Brazilian TV show Fofocalizando, Antony denied that he had ever physically attacked any girl.
‘I am 100 per cent sure that I have never touched a woman. And I will come with the proof. People will see the truth,’ Antony said, quoted by METRO!
‘I have never attacked and I never will attack. I’m sure I never committed physical violence.
Verbal violence… I offended her and she offended me too. It was on both sides. Physical violence, never. What I want most is to show the people that this is who I am. I want to achieve many things. I have many goals and many dreams.
I want to show who I really am. I dream of returning to the national team and I want to show that Antony is innocent of all this.’
Gabriela Cavallin and Antony
Gabriela Cavallin said that the cut on her head was the result of Antony's violence.
The whole situation happened in the hotel. In an interview with the media, the Brazilian football player revealed that there was never any physical violence. 'Negative. I never touched her. I’ll never headbutt someone. She was in a hotel and sent me a message.
I trained in the morning, I took my car and we went to her hotel. We had lunch together normally, we talked normally, everything was normal. But there was one thing that irritated her, which was when I said I needed to go because I had appointments.
I said I needed to go, we had an argument, she grabbed my face and said: ‘Look at me!’. She did so and put her hand on my face. I went to the bathroom, stayed there for a while, stayed there for about five minutes, then came out and said: ‘I need to leave’.
She [stopped] at the door and said: ‘You’re not going’, and she didn’t let me. I tried to leave and she wouldn’t let me.' Antony had responsibilities at the club at that time. However, judging by his story, his wife stayed at the hotel and it is not known what happened after that.
‘Then she broke glasses and plates. She threw it on the ground and threw it towards me too. She came on top of me. At that moment, I held her. At no point did I get to press it. I didn’t headbutt her. When she sent me the photo [of a bleeding head], I had already left, I was already home.
I was at the hotel with her before and she wasn’t hurt. I do not know what happened. We were there, I held her and calmed her, after a while she calmed down. We talked and I went home, because I had other commitments with my work.’