The disgraced player has remained in prison throughout this period. The court refused to grant him bail, deeming him as a flight risk. His trial is set for February 2024. The 40-year-old has changed his version of events multiple times and claimed to have never met the woman in one of his testimonies. However, there is now another twist expected. Newspaper Relevo reports that Alves will make a fifth different testimony in court. According to the publication, the FC Barcelona icon will testify that he was too intoxicated to know what he was doing at the time.
This new testimony implies that he will admit guilt, and his legal team will seek a reduced sentence. The prosecution is pushing for a nine-year prison sentence, while the alleged victim wants a 12-year sentence for the defender. Additionally, the woman is seeking €150,000 (R3 million) in damages.
Furthermore, Alves’ mother reportedly released images of the 23-year-old victim on social media, which is a breach of the law. This action could spell more trouble for her son as a result.