Cristiano Ronaldo dismisses rape accusations as "fake news"

Tuesday, 02 Oct, 2018

Speaking in an Instagram Live video to his 142 million followers hours after the claims were reported, Ronaldo, 33, slammed the reports as "fake news".

The Portugal and Juventus forward has been accused of raping an American woman, named as Kathryn Mayorga, in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2009.

He is then alleged to have offered her clothes to change into and pointed her towards the bathroom.

The victim has now spoken up.

"After he assaulted me, he wouldn't let me leave again", Mayorga told Der Spiegel.

"This is an on-going investigation and no further details will be released at this time". "Fake, fake news", he said in the video posted last week.

Ronaldo addressed the allegations via his Instagram.

The following article discusses rape and sexual assault.

After the documents leaked online past year, from Ronaldo's side apparently, Mayorga says she chose to come forward and went back to the police. She alleges that when she kissed him, he became aggressive and anally raped her in his hotel bedroom. Mayorga also revealed the protracted legal process by which she subsequently agreed to settle the claims.

Part of the deal was a clause that she would not go public with the allegations. Her former lawyer had proposed clearing up the matter out-of-court. It was an agreement which, her lawyers claim, was never honoured by Ronaldo and contains documents that prove he knew she had not consented.

In the document, X says that she was lying on her side. "I wanted him to deal with it, to have to face me", she said.

Kathryn says that after, he apologized, saying he was 'usually a gentleman'. "She had over three (3) glasses of wine". She resisted naming Ronaldo, because of his celebrity, and only referred to him as a "professional athlete".

They finally settled on $375,000, the amount Ronaldo earned per week in his new contract at Real Madrid. She says she was then in shock for three months before ultimately determining to draw a line under the matter by agreeing to a settlement. "That's when he jumped on me". What would God think of that!

What do YOU think of this lawsuit?? Which in non-legalese means that one can hope he will suffer the consequences of his actions.

His lawyer Christian Schertz has said that they will sue the paper Spiegel that reported the story while describing it as "blatantly illegal".

Mayorga's lawsuit accuses Ronaldo and his team of taking advantage of her fragile emotional state to coerce her into signing a settlement and nondisclosure agreement in 2009. The same outlet first reported on Kathryn's lawsuit on September 28, and a rep for Cristiano called the reporting "journalistic fiction" and "blatantly illegal", adding, "It violates the personal rights of our client Cristiano Ronaldo in an exceptionally serious way".