Blackmail and Extortion

Lawyers say 'aggression' was initial charge against Neymar

The Brazilian lawyers who first represented an unidentified woman who has accused soccer star Neymar of rape said Tuesday that her initial complaint charged she was a victim of "aggression," or "physical violence," by the player, though they added that doesn't mean authorities couldn't pursue a prosecution in the case as she reported it to police.

Neymar, who has said he had two encounters with the accuser in France, denies any wrongdoing. He is also being investigated by Rio de Janeiro's cybercrime division for posting on social media images of the woman without her authorization.

Attorneys Jose Edgard da Cunha Bueno Filho, Francis Ted Fernandes and...