Former footballer Dani Alves stays behind bars in Barcelona, the place he’s thought of a flight threat as he awaits trial for an alleged rape.
The Brazilian’s defence have once more requested bail, now attempting to make use of his youngsters as leverage.
Alves‘ legal professionals argue that there is no such thing as a approach he would go away the town provided that his adolescent youngsters attend faculty in Barcelona.
The previous Blaugrana star requested bail once more on April 20 after giving the decide yet one more model of what occurred that night time on the ‘Sutton’ nightclub.
The defendant now insists that consensual happened with the alleged sufferer. In the meantime, his legal professionals have mentioned it’s “unthinkable” he would try to depart Barcelona if allowed out of jail as he does not wish to shame his household.
Alves desires to defend himself
The Brazilian worldwide’s legal professionals argue of their attraction that the chance of their shopper fleeing the nation is “non-existent” provided that the proof within the case gives a “stable perspective” for the defence.
“Dani Alves is in a position and prepared to defend himself and won’t evade prosecution,” the attraction states.
With a purpose to keep away from the chance of flight, Alves‘ legal professionals stress that he has a “life challenge” in Barcelona, the place he has at all times needed his youngsters to obtain a college training.
He has due to this fact registered them in Spain, the place his eldest son will examine the final 12 months of highschool.
No divorce swimsuit filed
The attraction additionally refutes the arguments of the personal prosecution, which argues that Alves’ flight threat has elevated after his spouse, the mannequin Joana Sanz, introduced final month by way of social media her intention to separate from him after eight years of marriage.
To this finish, the legal professionals have supplied the Barcelona Courtroom with a display shot of the footballer’s authorized recordsdata, which don’t include any divorce swimsuit filed by his spouse.