Spanish porn baron Torbe has moved to explain Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea's involvement in the sexual assault case that has threatened to derail his Euro 2016 campaign.
An unnamed woman in witness protection has claimed in a statement to police that De Gea helped to arrange a meeting through his relationship with Torbe, during which she was assaulted by Athletic Bilbao midfielder and another unnamed player.
The former Atletico Madrid 'keeper has publicly denied any wrongdoing or being involved in the incident.
"I am the first one to be surprised by this report. I deny it, it is false and nothing more, it is a lie and false," he said at press conference at Spain's Euro 2016 training base before their game against the Czech Republic. "It is false what is coming out in the press and it will be in the hands of my lawyers."
Now according to Spanish newspaper ABC, Torbe, who is currently in jail having been convicted of a series of crimes including child pornography and human trafficking, has written a letter to the Spanish adult star Maria Lapiedra in which he exonerates De Gea and the other players involved of any guilt.
He wrote: "They [the players] just wanted to meet the girls. They [the girls] were free to do whatever they wanted with him.adding that "there were many more players involved but the police don’t want to know their names”.
He added: "there were many more players involved but the police don’t want to know their names”.
Whatsapp messages between De Gea and the unnamed witness were published online earlier this month, although it has since been claimed that they are fake.
De Gea has featured for Spain in their Euro 2016 group stage games against the Czech Republic and Turkey, keeping clean sheets in both matches.
It was initially claimed when the revelations broke that the 25-year-old would be sent home from France, although that turned out to be incorrect.
Spain take on Croatia in their final group stage game in Bordeaux this evening and look well placed to claim top spot having accumulated six points so far.