In shocking news coming from the French capital, Paris, PSG star and Morocco defender Achraf Hakimi has been accused of r*pe by a woman. The news broke after the prosecution authorities started a preliminary investigation into the allegations against the player.
The young woman accused Hakimi of r*ping her at his Paris home on February 25, Saturday after Hakimi missed PSG’s 3-0 win over Marseille owing to a hamstring injury. The woman reported the case to the local police on the very same day as she recounted the horrific event.
The local police authorities immediately communicated the allegations to the prosecution office after considering the severity of the alleged crime and the profile of the accused, with Hakimi being a widely followed player.
Achraf Hakimi is under investigation for rape. A young woman went to the police station this weekend, where she said she was raped by the PSG player and the prosecution took up the case despite the woman’s refusal to file a complaint. 🇲🇦 [@le_Parisien] pic.twitter.com/V9X0MkQ0W0
— PSG Report (@PSG_Report) February 27, 2023
The investigations against Hakimi will be led by the Prosecution office of Nanterre even though the woman has refused to file a complaint and it has been reported that the details about the incident and the woman would not be revealed in public as it could hamper bias-free investigations and put the security of the victim in question.
The allegation against Hakimi is a third in recent times against prominent soccer players as Dani Alves was arrested in Barcelona last month on charges of r*pe while Manchester United forward Mason Greenwood recently had charges of r*pe and assault dropped against him.
Relationship between Achraf Hakimi and the alleged r*pe victim?
It has been reported that the alleged victim and Moroccan player Achraf Hakimi haven’t known each other for long and only met on the social media application, Instagram, a month ago.
It has also been reported that the duo met for the first time on Saturday as Hakimi invited the young woman to his house in Paris and even paid for her uber. It has been alleged by the woman that the PSG star forced himself on her while the woman refused and tried to save herself.
Lionel Messi won the FIFA The Best 2022 award for best player of the year. @KMbappe and @AchrafHakimi were also rewarded for their performances and feature in the FIFPRO Men’s World 11 alongside the Argentine striker. ⬇https://t.co/rLVXHqtr41
— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) February 28, 2023
Achraf Hakimi is married to actress Hiba Abouk with whom he has two children. The PSG defender was recently announced in the 2022 FIFA FIFPRO Men’s World XI alongside teammates Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe.
Achraf Hakimi has not made any statement yet in public or social media addressing the accusations made by the young woman. In contrast, his club, PSG, has also refrained from making any statements on the issue. It will be interesting to see whether PSG makes any statement soon and take an action against Hakimi on account of the allegations.