MANCHESTER UNITED and Spain goalkeeper David de Gea has been implicated in the ongoing sexual abuse case against pornography kingpin Ignacio Allende Fernandez, better known as ‘Torbe.’
A protected female witness in the trial, in which Torbe is accused of money laundering, human trafficking and the use of minors among a multitude of other lewd accusations, named both de Gea and Athletic Bilbao midfielder Iker Muniain in her testimony.
According to her statement, Torbe took her to a luxury central Madrid hotel in May 2012 where she met a second woman, Muniain and another player, instructing her to “do everything they ask” and assuring that it would be worth her while financially, although she claims that no money ever arrived.
When she refused, Torbe is said to have taken her roughly by the arm and threatened her, leading to her being sexually abused by the two players.
WhatsApp messages between the players, the woman, and the jailed tycoon were allegedly included as evidence, and these apparently confirm that it was de Gea who arranged the meeting, although he was not present in the hotel on the night in question.
The second player involved in the hotel assault was initially identified as Malaga-born Isco by the witness, but when she asked De Gea who he was by WhatsApp, the goalie said that he was another Athletic player, but did not identify him.
Additional messages suggest that De Gea may also have asked if she would be interested to party with five United players at a later date.
A second witness, said to be underage, stated that Muniain and his friend forced her to make videos with them, which were then sent to De Gea and other Athletic players.
The Manchester United star, who is currently at Euro 2016 with the national team, has been dating pop star girlfriend Edurne Garcia for almost six years.