Antony denies assault allegations in TV appearance

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Manchester United forward Antony has appeared on Brazilian television to deny allegations of assault made against him by former girlfriend Gabriela Cavallin.

The 23-year-old is under investigation by police in both Manchester and Sao Paulo after Cavallin claimed to have been attacked by Antony on a number of occasions dating back to 2022, with United releasing a statement to confirm they are aware of the proceedings.

Antony was dropped from the Brazil squad as a result of the investigation, which he has now claimed is an attempt to “massacre” his career.

“I am 100% sure that I have never touched a woman,” he told Fofocalizando. “And I will come with the proof. People will see the truth.Report: Antony missed Manchester United fixture due to car cash

“I have never attacked and I never will attack. I’m sure I never committed physical violence. Verbal violence… I offended her [Cavallin] and she offended me too. It was on both sides. Physical violence, never.

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“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.”

Asked whether he feared his contract with United could be terminated as a result of the allegations, Antony added: “It’s something that doesn’t cross my mind.

“I know the truth and it will come out. I know that many are massacring me, but the truth always comes out. United is on top of the investigation, everything. They are following and will continue to follow.”

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