An Iranian man has been accused of sleeping with 23 women by pretending to be the football genius, Lionel Messi.
He was able to do this because of their uncanny resemblance. However, he has denied conning the women into sleeping with him.
Identified as Reza Parastesh, he is known as the Iranian Messi, and he was forced to come forward to deny the allegations on social media after reports broke out.
In a video, Parastesh denied these allegations saying; “Hi friends, a piece of false news about me is trending on social media with regards to me sleeping with 23 women because they thought I was Lionel Messi. Please do not play with people’s reputation and credibility.
We are all aware of the fact that if it actually happened to anyone, there would be some complaints and it would lead to my prosecution. That would be a disaster and a calamity of international proportion. If this news was true, I would be in jail right now.”
He further added that “Do not believe it, it is not true. I am going to do everything to fight this legally and make sure my name is cleared.
The news is spreading in the Muslim countries and it has been a disaster,’ he said. ‘I was severely harassed because it released the whole world on me. My family also harassed me, but the people’s attack was more influential.”