Footage has emerged of World Cup legend Maradona lying on a bed with a 16-year-old girl who now accuses the star of trafficking her, forcing her to get her breasts enlarged and getting her hooked on cocaine.
Mavys Alvarez, now 37, claims she was just 16 when Maradona and his entourage flew her to Argentina without her parents’ permission.
The footage taken in 2000 appears to show Maradona on a bed with her.
Maradona, who died aged 60 last year, appears to be holding the camera while the pair are lying on the bed at the start of their three-year relationship.
Mavys, a Cuban national who now lives in Miami, told how she met Maradona while he was undergoing treatment for his cocaine addiction in Cuba when she was just 16.
In an interview with America TeVe, Mavys said: “I was just a girl. I was pure.
“He was a stranger, he was rich and he paid attention to me. I could not say no. It was a privilege to be his girlfriend.” She added that in 2002, when she was just 17, Maradona had her flown out to Argentina without the say-so of her parents.
Mavys says that she arrived in Buenos Aires and was essentially locked in her hotel room by Maradona’s entourage.
“I spent two-and-a-half months there, they did not let me leave the hotel alone or the apartment where I was kept in the capital Buenos Aires.
“The only two activities that they let me do was go shopping and visit the zoo.
“I was always accompanied by someone.”
Mavys also claimed that she was pressured to undergo breast enlargement surgery without authorisation from her mum and dad.
The interview led the Foundation for Peace and Climate Change in Argentina to present a legal case against the late football star’s associates for human trafficking. The complaint was filed with the Prosecutor’s Office for Trafficking and Exploitation of Persons (PROTEX) and is now in the hands of federal judge Julian Ercolini.
Gaston Marano, Mavys’s lawyer, said: “There was collusion between the foreign and local immigration authorities.”
The probe is believed to be under way.
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