ANTONY's ex-girlfriend is said to have sent an "SOS message" to her chauffeur saying the Manchester United star was hitting her, a report has claimed.
The £85million winger, 23, faces allegations of domestic abuse after his ex Gabriela Cavallin, 22, claimed he physically and mentally abused her throughout their relationship.
The DJ and influencer shared a series of shocking text messages between the footballer and herself and even posted photos of injuries she allegedly sustained in one of the attacks.
Antony has vehemently denied the allegations.
The influencer's former driver Sandro Oliveira is said to have corroborated her abuse claims, speaking to the Brazilian police, as part of the probe into Antony.
Oliveira, who was interviewed on Wednesday in Sao Paolo, claimed he met Antony on three occasions – the first one in November 2021.
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The driver told Brazilian cops he recalled responding to an "SOS message" from Gabriela after she was "assaulted" at a luxury apartment near Sao Paulo – where the footballer was photographed earlier this month with friends.
The driver claimed he received a phone call from Gabriela who told him: "Antony is hitting me," reported Extra.
The outlet reported that Antony phoned him shortly after he arrived in the area and said: "Sandro, come and get Gabi before I do something."
Sandro reportedly police he noticed Gabriela’s face and left arm were "very red."
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On a separate occasion, Gabriela asked him to pick him up from the airport after an international match.
He claimed the footballer insisted on checking her mobile phone messages to see who she had been speaking with after getting in the car.
The alleged assault is said to have happened when Gabriela was carrying Antony’s child before she lost the baby around 16 weeks into her pregnancy.
Apart from the driver, the influencer's best friend Brenda Tereza Gondacki reportedly corroborated abuse allegations against Antony.
Investigators will be able to examine texts between the ex-couple after Gabriela voluntarily handed over her phone to assist the probe.
Gabriela claimed Antony punched and headbutted her, as well as threatening to crash their car after she tried to end their relationship.
The DJ and influencer claimed that her finger was also cut to the bone and that the footballer attacked her while she was pregnant.
A total of four alleged attacks are described in a police report seen by ESPN.
The shocking allegations have sparked investigations in Manchester and Sao Paolo.
Antony is also facing accusations of assault from banker Ingrid Lana who alleges he pushed her against a wall in Manchester in September last year.
A third claim made by a law student who accused Antony of assaulting her in his car was dropped earlier this week.
Rayssa de Freitas claimed she needed hospital treatment after the attack in the backseat of Antony's Land Rover after a night out in São Paulo, but has now withdrawn the allegation.
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How you can get help
Women’s Aid has this advice for victims and their families:
- Always keep your phone nearby.
- Get in touch with charities for help, including the Women’s Aid live chat helpline and services such as SupportLine.
- If you are in danger, call 999.
- Familiarise yourself with the Silent Solution, reporting abuse without speaking down the phone, instead dialing “55”.
- Always keep some money on you, including change for a pay phone or bus fare.
- If you suspect your partner is about to attack you, try to go to a lower-risk area of the house – for example, where there is a way out and access to a telephone.
- Avoid the kitchen and garage, where there are likely to be knives or other weapons. Avoid rooms where you might become trapped, such as the bathroom, or where you might be shut into a cupboard or other small space.
If you are a victim of domestic abuse, SupportLine is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6pm to 8pm on 01708 765200. The charity’s email support service is open weekdays and weekends during the crisis – [email protected].
Women’s Aid provides a live chat service – available weekdays from 8am-6pm and weekends 10am-6pm.
You can also call the freephone 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline on 0808 2000 247.
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