Cristiano Ronaldo has strongly denied the claims made by American lady Kathryn Mayorga of an accusation of rape made against him in the midst of reviving an old investigation from 2009 by US police.
German media outlet Der Spiegel provided a detailed report on Friday regarding Kathryn Mayorga who claimed Ronaldo sexually assaulted her nine years ago.
“I firmly deny the accusations being issued against me, as rape is an abominable crime that goes against everything that I am and believe in,” the Portuguese wrote on Twitter.
“Keen as I may be to clear my name, I refuse to feed the media spectacle created by people seeking to promote themselves at my expense.”
I firmly deny the accusations being issued against me. Rape is an abominable crime that goes against everything that I am and believe in. Keen as I may be to clear my name, I refuse to feed the media spectacle created by people seeking to promote themselves at my expense.
— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) October 3, 2018
“My clear conscious [sic] will thereby allow me to await with tranquillity the results of any and all investigations.”
Ronaldo has now released an official statement on the issue, after his legal team, according to BBC, said that they would sue Der Spiegel for “illegal” reporting.
Ms Mayorga, 34, is reported for to have filed a sexual assault report with Las Vegas police after the alleged occurrence.
She professes to have come to an out-of-court settlement with Ronaldo in 2010 including a $375,000 (£288,000) payment for concurring never to open up to the public about the allegations. Her legal counsellors are now reportedly looking to proclaim the non-divulgence agreement void.
The supposed victim’s legal are set to hold a press conference at 3 pm in Las Vegas on Wednesday in which journalists will be able to make inquiries about the claim being documented against the Portuguese striker.
Authorities have revealed that they hold the medical examination to which the lady was subjected at the time, despite the fact that the case didn’t reach a trial.
As per police representative, Aden Ocampo, the DNA of the perpetrator can be extracted and the actualities clarified.