Newcastle United striker Papiss Cisse has been accused of being a bigamist by a woman who claims to be married to him when she was just 13.
Newcastle striker accused of being a bigamist
Cisse last month got married to his fiancée and Senegalese Volleyball star Diallo Awa in Paris, but a woman is claiming that the footballer is still married to him
Cisse in May got married to his fiancée and Senegalese Volleyball star Diallo Awa in Paris, but a woman is claiming that the footballer is still married to him.
27-year-old Adja Siny Thiaw claims that he was married to the star when she was 13 and never divorced him before wedding his new wife last month.
"I am still his wife. He taunted me and humbled me by talking about his new wife as if I had never existed," Thiaw is quoted to say by
"I do not need his money. What hurts me in this story is that Papiss speaks as if he just got married and he never had a wife in the past."
Ms Thiaw says she was first in a relationship with Cisse in 2001, when she was 13 and he was 16, and they continued to see each other until they married in 2013, more than a decade after their son was born.
"I destroyed my life because of him, my education was ruined. I sacrificed my youth because of him. I offered him my virginity," Awa said.
"My father almost disowned me. He hardly speaks to me. He always told me that the man I loved was not worth the trouble.
"Still, I stayed with Papiss. My son who is now 13 does not know his grandfather. I suffer enormously. Nevertheless, I continue to love Papiss".
She also claimed that Cisse abandoned her and their son but pay her around £500 a month to care for their son while covering her rent and bills.
Ms Thiaw however says she will not be pressing charges against the footballer.
"I am angry and should sue him for bigamy. But I am also hopeful for the future," she told the UK Sun.
Three girls in the UK also claimed that they were in a relationship with Cisse while he got married to Awa in Paris.
Model Lasconnie Silva said she had been in a relationship with him for eight months while beauty queen Rachelle Graham and dance studio owner Natalie Gibson, said they were also dating the striker.
All three women were left shocked when Cisse, 30, was pictured marrying volleyball player Diallo Awa at a lavish ceremony in Paris.
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