In the wake of yesterday’s information from Le Parisien that PSG full-back Achraf Hakimi was being investigated for an allegation of rape, the Moroccan’s lawyer denied the accusations, while the leaders of Ligue 1 support their player.
While the woman who reported the alleged rape did not file a complaint, the Nanterre prosecutor’s office opened an investigation. Le Parisien claims that Hakimi discovered an investigation had been opened an hour and a half before his appearance at The Best of FIFA ceremony in Paris.
The club were initially surprised to see the article appear on Le Parisien last night, the outlet reports, and several meetings took place during the day between PSG and Hakimi’s advisers. The club’s legal team has looked into the case in order to support the player.
PSG are backing the player – with the club telling the outlet that the player has firmly denied the allegations and that he trusts the authorities – while sponsors contacted by Le Parisien declined to comment on a legal inquiry which has just been released. ‘open.
Le Parisien adds that throughout the day on Tuesday, the Moroccan entourage was calm about the case. Hakimi’s lawyer, Fanny Colin, gave the first reaction shortly after 8 p.m. local time: “The accusations are false. He is calm and makes himself available to the authorities.