Cavallin, 22, has since gone on national television to discuss the ongoing investigation, providing extended details surrounding the multiple instances alleged and other information not previously mentioned in the initial reports.
Speaking on Brazil’s second-biggest news show, Report TV, she equated living with Antony to being in “private captivity”, describing him as “an extremely aggressive and impatient person”.
As the translation of the interview reads, the DJ and influencer explained how the United player abused her whilst she was roughly three months pregnant, not allowing her to leave the house and even apparently threatening that their unborn son would “die” if they broke up.
Describing the first case of abuse last year, she said: “He held me by both arms, threw me on the bed and fell on top of me, causing my silicone prosthesis [breast implants] to dislocate. At the time, it gave me such a shortness of breath that it looked like I was going to die.”
Cavallin says she went on to require surgery and a total of 40 stitches to correct the displacement, adding that in one instance, “He threw water on me, started kicking me, grabbed me by the hair, headbutted and left me with a cut”.
She also detailed more of the controlling behaviour, explaining how the former Ajax man broke her suitcase and mobile phone, as well as taking her suitcase and passport to stop her from leaving. As she puts it, she was “a prisoner from 10pm to almost 3.30am” and not even his mother could stop it.
As noted in the initial police report, there was one instance when Antony’s mother supposedly called his physio to ask for help but to no avail, with Cavallin insisting that “no one could control it.” Report TV even showed a police report from another woman filing claims of violence against the Brazil international.
DJ Gabi, as she is known to her fans, said it got to the point where she just “wanted to get out of there” but that her former partner warned she wouldn’t be able to leave until she erased all evidence of the abuse that she ultimately went on to submit to local police.
It is worth noting that there have been some inconsistencies surrounding the reporting of the timeline of events, but Cavallin says she “do whatever it takes” to get justice, insisting, “I’ll go to England to report the assault, failure to help, false imprisonment, psychological abuse — everything he did to me.”
She cut a clearly emotional figure throughout, tearing up on a number of occasions and revealing how she has been left with both “physical and psychological trauma” as a result of his treatment.
Featured Image — RecordTV (via Twitter)/Antony Santos (via Instagram)
Sir David Jason set for TV return in Only Fools and Horses documentary Christmas special
In a surprise bit of festive news, the only and only Sir David Jason is returning for an Only Fools and Horses Christmas special this December. Lovely jubbly!
The best-loved and most-watched British comedy of all time will be back on our screens in documentary form this festive season, with Del Boy himself David Jason revisiting the iconic comedy character after 20 years he last played him on screen.
While the legendary sitcom was broadcast on BBC back in the day, the highly-anticipated Only Fools doc will be airing on Channel 5 right before Christmas as a special one-off programme.
Looking back on the show’s incredible run on UK screens over seven series and the several ‘Christmas Cracker’ specials, specifically, the latest Only Fools and Horses documentary will see Jason and a number of other guests appearing to chat about the legendary show.
While it’s still unclear how many of the original cast will be appearing, Jason’s on-screen wife Tessa Peake-Jones (Raquel) is confirmed to be appearing along with other special guests including newscaster Krishnan Guru-Murthy and Bendiorm‘s Sherrie Hewson.
Sadly, a full theatrical reunion just isn’t on the cards following the deaths of Roger Lloyd Pack (Trigger), Kenneth MacDonald (Mike the Landlord) and Buster Merryfield (Uncle Albert) in the 30 years since the show ended its run.
Only Fools writer John Sullivan also sadly passed away aged 64 in 2011 and fellow co-star Nicholas Lyndhurst, a.k.a. Rodney Trotter, told Metro: “We can’t. John is no longer with us. John was the driving force of the show and we have also lost quite a few cast members now.
“I don’t think I could do it without them and I certainly couldn’t do it without John. At the risk of depressing everyone, I think the last two times I’ve seen David has been at funerals.”
Simply entitled, ‘The Story Of Only Fools And Horses At Christmas’, the 90-minute special is yet to have its broadcast date fully confirmed but you best keep your eyes peeled on the TV guide — we’ll let you know as soon we do.
Jason, 81, has only just recovered from hip surgery earlier this year, so it’ll be nice to see his familiar grin back on our screens.
Right, we’re off to binge a whole series on UK Gold.
Habas restaurant in Manchester announces shock closure – with huge closing-down discount
Habas, the Middle Eastern restaurant launched by the team behind El Gato Negro, has announced its shock closure.
The subterranean restaurant will be going out with a bang though, promising one last knees-up with a big discount.
Habas will be doing 25% off its entire food and drink menu this New Year’s Eve so that fans of the eatery can raise a glass to the Manchester restaurant.
They’re also hoping that Mancs will raise a glass to new beginnings, teasing a brand new concept.
Habas is located at Brown Street in Manchester city centre and has been serving up its Middle Eastern menu since 2021.
It comes from Mills Hill Developments Limited, the company also responsible for El Gato Negro and Canto, fronted by celebrated chef Simon Shaw.
Habas has stressed that its closure ‘is not forever’ as it announces details of its New Year’s Eve closing down party.
You can ring in the new year with a selection of mezze dishes, sharing platters and small plates, feasting on chicken tagine and traditional tzatziki, all 25% off on Sunday 31 December.
Drinks, too, like the cranberry elderflower martini, blackberry ginger smash and clementine daquiri will be with 25% off.
Simon Shaw, Chef Parton at Mills Hill Developments Limited, said: “As of January 2024, we have made the decision to close the doors of Habas Bar & Restaurant, however we are thrilled to announce that our Brown Street venue has an exciting new concept on the way.
“Throughout December, Habas, will continue serving up the city’s best middle-eastern cuisine, so make sure you pop in and see us. AND on New Year’s Eve, Habas, will be hosting an unforgettable celebration with 25% off food and drinks. We want to rejoice with all of our customers, with one final hurrah!
“We would like to thank all of our guests and reassure Habas fans that this is not the end of Habas Bar & Restaurant forever, simply a farewell from Brown Street for now.
“We look forward to welcoming you to our new exciting concept in Q1 of 2024.”