Turkish pop singer Berkay (L) along with his spouse, and footballer Arda Turan
Turkish footballer Arda Turan has been accused of sexually harassing a girl earlier than headbutting her pop singer husband within the newest scandal surrounding the previous Barcelona FC participant.
The attacking midfielder, who’s presently taking part in for the Turkish Tremendous League aspect Başakşehir, testified to the police on Oct. 11 after he broke the nostril of pop singer Berkay at an evening membership in Istanbul the day past.
On her social media accounts, Berkay’s spouse Özlem Şahin mentioned Turan had harassed her within the evening membership with sexually suggestive remarks and headbutted her husband throughout the ensuing battle.
The circumstances during which the conversations on the membership and within the hospital, in addition to the gun shot, happened stay unclear amid the continuing legal investigation.
“I then went to the hospital and gave my gun to Berkay. I informed him to kill me if he believes within the allegation that I harassed his spouse. He mentioned he believed me. The gun was unintentionally shot after I took it again,” Turan was quoted as saying to the police.
The footballer was launched however his gun was seized by the police.
Turkish media reviews on Oct. 12 suggesting the gun was not licensed couldn’t be instantly verified.
In the meantime, Şahin informed the media she would stand by her accusations.
Authorized specialists say Turan may very well be jailed so long as 15 years, if convicted on all attainable fees within the case.
Turan’s personal spouse, who has been pregnant for 8.5 months, mentioned she stood by her husband regardless of allegations.
This isn’t the primary time the footballer is beneath hearth for erratic conduct amid his colourful evening life.
Beside widely-criticized purple playing cards that he acquired in his profession, Turan was additionally slammed off the pitch a number of instances.
He was beforehand blasted for assaulting teammates and opponents, safety personnel, a senior journalist, in addition to threatening referees and followers, whereas insulting trainers and membership managers.
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