A Premier League star has been arrested for an assault on his girlfriend after she called the police.
Playerupgraded for international titles, was misled when the police stormed his home.
He is also said to have sent her abusive late-night texts.
The player hired an attorney before agreeing to pay her – believed to be a five-figure sum – in an out-of-court settlement.
A football source yesterday said: “This is quite worrying, especially after the claims about Greenwood.
“In this case, the footballer used his own money to get lawyers to deal with him and did not keep an eye on the public.
“He reached an agreement and that effectively silenced the girl in question and stopped the court action.
“Although her statement is very serious, and includes at least one allegation of domestic assault.”
Police confirmed that they were called, but the player was unable to take any further action as a “community resolution” was agreed.
The star, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was arrested in 2019 and is no longer related to his accuser.
Teresa Parker, of Women’s Aid and founder of Football United’s Domestic Violence Campaign, believes players’ money is used to wipe out abuse under the carpet.
“This case shows how significant power and money in football can be synonymous with allegations of domestic abuse – or other forms of violence against women – by players,” she said. is considered an issue that needs to be managed.
“As in this case, what can happen is that every attempt is made to make what is perceived as a problem go away.
“All football clubs and organizations need to have a domestic abuse policy in place, to ensure they don’t become an enabler and excuse for men who abuse their partners.”
How can you get help?
WOMEN’S AID has this advice for victims of domestic abuse:
ALWAYS Keep your phone nearby.
Contact charities for help, including the Women’s Aid helpline and services like SupportLine.
IF you are in danger, call 999 immediately.
FAMILY With Silent Solution, report abuse without talking on the phone, dial 55 instead.
ALWAYS keep cash for you, including change for bus rides.
IF you suspect your partner is about to attack you, try to go to a less risky area of the house where there is an exit and access to the phone.
Avoid kitchens and garages where there may be knives or other weapons.
Avoid rooms where you might get trapped, such as the bathroom or where you might get locked into a closet or other small space.
If you are a victim of domestic abuse, SupportLine is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 6pm to 8pm on 01708 765200.
The charity’s email support service is open weekdays and weekends and can be reached at email@example.com
Women’s Aid offers live chat weekdays from 8am – 6pm and weekends 10am – 6pm.
You can also call the 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline toll-free on 0808 2000 247.
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