Aminata Diallo is speaking out after being released from police custody.
The Paris Saint-Germain player was questioned by authorities as a part of an investigation into an attack against teammate Kheira Hamraoui. Diallo was released from custody after 36 hours without charges.
Reports indicate that the incident in question occurred following a team dinner. Diallo and Hamroui were stopped by two masked men on the drive home before the attacker pulled Diallo and Hamroui from Diallo’s car. One man restrained Diallo while the other attacked Hamroui, leaving her with bruises and cuts, but no broken bones.
In a statement through her lawyers, Diallo says she “hopes that judicial authorities conclude their investigation quickly and is sure that this will end up showing her complete and total innocence.”
Diallo’s lawyer also dismissed rumors of a rivalry between Diallo and Hamraoui, stating, “This theory does not reflect at all the reality of their relationship.”
The French soccer star’s lawyer commented on the attention the story is getting, saying media speculation “has already condemned her, without justification,” adding that Diallo “will not hesitate to launch legal action if necessary against any defamation.”
PSG will take the field on Sunday, facing off against league rival Lyon for the top of the table.