Footie ace Mauro Icardi and his model WAG Wanda Nara have been charged with people trafficking and forced labour following a complaint by their former maid.
Nara’s mother, Nora Colosimo, was also charged by prosecutors in Comodoro Py, Buenos Aires Province, Argentina.
This was following a formal complaint made by the couple’s ex-maid, Maria Carmen Cisnero Reboledo.
Maria Carmen, 68, says that in April 2020, the couple took her by car from Paris, France, to Como, Italy – and later Milan – where Icardi has homes.
There, she claims, they made her perform domestic chores and look after their children and animals without pay or days off.
She added that the couple took away her passport and applied for political asylum on her behalf so she would not be deported back to her native Uruguay.
If true, this would represent a case of fraud against the Italian state.
Nara, 35, has taken to social media to post a snap of a document allegedly ‘proving’ that Maria Carmen is not owed anything by the couple.
But the former maid’s lawyer, Alejandro M. Cipolla, said the document was made by Nara’s mother and her boyfriend and was signed by the maid under apparent duress.
Icardi, 29, is not the first Argentine football star to be accused of people trafficking.
Last year, Cuban woman Mavys Alvarez accused the late Diego Maradona of trafficking her to Argentina in 2001, when he was around 40 and she was just 16.
In a news conference in November, she claimed the former player and manager had raped her when she was a teenager and “stolen her childhood”.
The case against Icardi, Nara and Colosimo is ongoing.