Cuban woman says Maradona abused and raped her

Cuban Mavys Alvarez maradona

Cuban Mavys Alvarez, who had a sentimental relationship with late Argentine football star Diego Maradona (1960 - 2020) when she was a minor, speaks during a press conference to international news agencies in Buenos Aires, Argentina on November 22, 2021.

Photo credit: AFP

What you need to know:

  • Alvarez Rego, a mother of two children aged 15 and four, said her relationship with Maradona lasted "between four and five years" but that she was subjected to abuse.
  • She claimed that during a trip to Buenos Aires with Maradona in 2001, she had been held against her will for several weeks in a hotel by Maradona's entourage, banned from going out alone, and forced into a breast augmentation operation.

Buenos Aires, Argentina

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