Maradona accuses girlfriend of theft after leaked video
Former Argentine soccer star Diego Maradona filed a theft complaint on Tuesday against his girlfriend, Rocio Oliva, after a video which allegedly shows him hitting her was leaked online.
“I spoke to Diego and he filed the complaint,” Oliva told Argentine television.
Oliva, 22, has a turbulent relationship with Maradona, 53. He lives in Dubai and has a sports promotion contract.
Argentine television channels have released a short video supposedly shot by Oliva in a room in Maradona’s home.
In the blurry footage, Oliva can be heard saying “Stop, stop” as if she is trying to stop an attack.
Maradona has said he had knocked the phone from her hands but denies hitting Oliva, a footballer.
She said she was not responsible for the video being leaked and instead blamed an unnamed “nephew” of Maradona.
In March this year, Maradona accused her of stealing jewellery and other valuable items in their home in Dubai.
The couple are a staple in Argentina’s tabloid and celebrity press.