Brazilian tennis player Thiago Seyboth Wild has denied the domestic violence accusations made by his ex-girlfriend Thayane Lima.
Seyboth Wild, ranked at No. 129 in the world, is being investigated by police in Brazil for “physical and emotional abuse.”
Seyboth Wild, a former world No. 106, hasn’t played since losing in the Kitzbuhel first round in July.
“Although we are all far from perfect, I am happy to say that these false, fabricated, and vengeful claims are in no way a reflection of my character or actions,” Seyboth Wild said in a statement released.
Seyboth Wild could find himself in the same situation as Alexander Zverev
A year ago, Zverev’s ex-girlfriend Olya Sharypova accused the German of domestic violence.
“Then, there are the unfounded accusations my ex-girlfriend Olga Sharypova, whch I read in the media today. They make me very sad. We have known each other since we were children and shared many experiences together. I very much regret that she makes such statements. Because the accusations are simply not true. We had a relationship, but it ended a long time ago. Why Olga is making these accusations now, I just don’t know. I really hope that the two of us will find a way to deal with each other again in a reasonable and respectful way,” Zverev said a year ago.
The week before this year’s US Open, an article published on Slate revealed more details on Zverev’s alleged domestic violence.
Zverev responded by taking a legal action against the source and the author of the text.
“I have engaged my German and American lawyers in the matter,” Zverev said a statement posted on his Twitter.
“They have already obtained a preliminary injunction against the source and the author who published the false allegations. The court followed our arguments and states, the accusations aroused are defamatory and false. The lawyers have therefore initiated further proceedings against the source and the author.
“I categorically and unequivocally deny having abused Olya. I also fully support the creation of an ATP domestic violence policy.”