Nike revealed the reason it terminated deal with PSG’s forward, Neymar, who signed with the brand for 15 years.
According to the brand, Nike ended its tie with Neymar after he refused to corporate in an investigation in sexual assault allegations against him by an employee of the sportswear maker.
In a statement, Nike said it viewed the allegations about an incident in 2016 as “credible” but also said that an investigation it had commissioned was inconclusive.
“No single set of facts emerged that would enable us to speak substantively on the matter,” Nike said.
“It would be inappropriate for Nike to make an accusatory statement without being able to provide supporting facts.
“Nike ended its relationship with the athlete because he refused to cooperate in a good faith investigation of credible allegations of wrongdoing by an employee.”
In sexual claims, Neymar won the case after Brazilian authorities dropped that investigation citing lack of evidence and later charged the model with slander, extortion and fraud.
Neymar’s spokeswoman describes the action as strange because they supposed to be back in 2016 when the allegations made.
“It is very strange a case that was supposed to have happened in 2016, with allegations by a Nike employee, come to light only at that moment,” her statement said.