The American company said that it had ended its partnership with Neymar. (Instagram)
A Nike spokeswoman said the female employee had reported the matter but wanted to avoid any investigation and wanted to keep the matter a secret. Neymar denied the allegations of sexual harassment and ended their partnership last year.
New Delhi. The Brazilian footballer Neymar has suffered a major setback and the American company Nike has decided to end its partnership with them. The Nike company said that it ended its partnership with Neymar Jr. because the footballer refused to cooperate in the investigation of sexual harassment allegations. A female employee of the Nike Company claimed that she was sexually abused by Neymar.
This company, which manufactures shoes and clothes for different sports, confirmed this in a statement on Thursday. The company said that Neymar broke the partnership because Nike had investigated a claim of a female employee. According to a BBC report, the incident took place in the year 2016 but it was reported to the Nike company in 2018.
A company spokeswoman said Neymar had denied the allegations of sexual harassment and ended their partnership last year. Nike told last year that they had parted ways with Neymar. However, the reason for this decision was not given for a sudden then. Neymar now plays for the French club Paris St German. He denied these allegations even two years ago, which the case was later withdrawn.
Also read, Osaka earned 400 crores in 12 months, history’s highest-grossing female athleteA Nike spokeswoman said the female employee had reported the matter but wanted to avoid any investigation and wanted to keep the matter a secret. The victim’s name was also not disclosed. The company said that they respect the decision to maintain the woman’s privacy, but it had been a difficult time for her.