Cristiano Ronaldo Responds To Rape Allegations

Oscar Cross
October 1, 2018

Ronaldo spoke out in an Instagram Live video just hours after an American woman filed court documents accusing him of assaulting her in a Las Vegas hotel room, the Sun reported Sunday.

That's how this weekend's Der Spiegel article starts, and it's about Kathryn Mayorga, a 34-year-old American who filed a lawsuit Friday against Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo, accusing him of raping her almost a decade ago, per USA Today.

Despite Mayorga screaming "no", Ronaldo allegedly raped her, before saying: "Sorry, I'm usually a gentleman".

Then, a sports website leaked copies of documents and communications between Ronaldo and his team relevant to the mediation to Der Spiegel, which published a detailed account of the allegations.

Mayorga has now publicly spoken for the first time about her encounter with Ronaldo through Der Spiegel, claiming that the football star raped her anally. "They want to be famous to say my name, but it is part of the job". Ronaldo then allegedly went on to have sex with her against her will.

After a woman went public with her claim that soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo raped her in 2009, the athlete posted video online calling the accusation "fake news". It would therefore already be unlawful to reproduce this reporting.

He added that he had been instructed to seek compensation for "moral damages" over "probably one of the most serious violations of personal rights in recent years".

The Nevada criminal code states that if the sexual assault has been documented by police, it will never fall under the statute of limitations.

Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo is defending himself against allegations of rape.

It was the summer of 2009, the year Cristiano Ronaldo left Manchester United to join Real Madrid, becoming, in turn, the most expensive player in the world, worth a whopping €94 million.

Ronaldo's lawyers are preparing to sue Der Spiegel over the allegations, which they have called "an inadmissible reporting of suspicions in the area of privacy", according to Reuters.

Spiegel reported that Ms Mayorga's lawyer, Leslie Mark Stovall, has filed a civil complaint to declare the non-disclosure agreement void.

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