The Minister of Women, Family and Human Rights in Brazil Damares Alves, Minister of Women, has called for the Robinho to be jailed “immediately” as the former Manchester City starman appeals an ongoing rape charge against him in Italy.
The 36-year-old was sentenced to nine years in prison by an Italian court three years ago for his involvement in the gang rape of a 22-year-old Albanian woman at a Milan nightclub in 2013.
Legally known as Robson de Souza, Robinho, who denies the charges levelled against him, has been suspended as a result of the ongoing case by his new club Santos just a week after signing for them.
On why they suspended him, Santos intimated that the suspension is to help Robinho “concentrate exclusively on his court defence in Italy
Damares Alves, Minister of Women, went on to say that Robinho’s remarks about the woman caused her nausea, and that he ‘does not deserve any consideration’.
‘The sensation of that caused me nausea, I wanted to vomit,’ she said. ‘It was fatal to read what I read from a player of his size,’
‘That is a crime that does not deserve any consideration for the abuser, the rapist. We do not have to make concessions with this type of crime. He has to serve the established penalty, immediately.
The former AC Milan star has insisted that despite making ‘contact’ with his accuser, everything that happened at the Sio Cafe was consensual
A girl approached me, we started to have contact with her consent and mine too… then I went home,’ he told Brazilian outlet UOL.
He also said that after leaving the club, his friends stayed with the accuser and had consensual sex with her.