De Gea Responds To Sexual Assault Allegations – Spanish goalkeeper David De Gea has responded to allegations of sexual assault leveled against him in Spain.
Spain had prevented him from attending a team media press conference earlier today, but the Manchester United shotstopper called another one afterwards.
“The first thing is that I am the first surprised by this news and from there I would like to deny it. It is a lie and a falsehood. Nothing else,” De Gea said.
“I was quiet in my room, playing PlayStation, when suddenly the news arrived. First I spoke with my family but they know me very welland know that everything is false.
“I know [it is not just an alleged report in the press but a part of a police investigation]. They can give all the data about me they want. It is already in the hands of my lawyers. I am very quiet guy. I know what I’ve done with my life and cannot say much more.”
“The truth is that I have no idea where something like this can come from and how it can be in the press,” De Gea said when asked if he knew the pornography director involved, Torbe. “It is a way of trying to tarnish the image of someone. It is false. I move forward.”
“Of course. This gives me more power to be here with the national team. I’ve had a great support from my teammates and I really want to play in this European Championship. Everything is false and will be in the hands of my lawyers.
“This gives me more power to train, to be eager to play. They can say whatever they want because it is all false. I’m a very calm guy and few things make me not calm. I’m looking forward to training and will keep doing what I like.”
“I’m very quiet. It is something that characterises me on and off the pitch. I’m eager for the tournament to start and I look forward to playing.”