Cristiano Ronaldo insisted as soon as extra Wednesday that he did not rape a girl he met in a Las Vegas lodge in 2009 and that their sexual encounter was “completely consensual”, talked about his lawyer.
“Ronaldo is compelled to interrupt his silence,” talked about the Juventus and Portuguese star’s lawyer Peter Christiansen in an announcement launched by way of Gestifute, the company which manages the participant’s affairs.
“As quickly as as soon as extra, for the avoidance of doubt, Cristiano Ronaldo’s place has on a regular basis been, and continues to be, that what occurred in 2009 in Las Vegas was completely consensual.”
Police in Las Vegas launched closing week that they’d been reopening an investigation into allegations made by a former model, Kathryn Mayorga, relating to an incident in 2009.
Ronaldo has vehemently denied the rape accusations.
“I firmly deny the accusations being issued in direction of me,” the 33-year-old talked about in an announcement.
“Rape is an abominable crime that goes in direction of each little factor that I am and picture in.”
Mayorga claims she was pressured into signing a non-disclosure settlement in 2010 to take care of the alleged rape secret and is looking for not lower than $200,000 in penalties and damages.
“Cristiano Ronaldo would not deny that he agreed to conclude an settlement,” added Christiansen.
“This settlement is not at all a confession of guilt. What occurred was merely that Cristiano Ronaldo merely adopted the advice of his advisers to have the ability to put an end to the insulting accusations made in direction of him to have the ability to steer clear of makes an try, just like these now witnessed, to destroy a standing constructed due to intense work, good athleticism and ethically impeccable behaviour.”
Christiansen added “paperwork that allegedly comprise statements by Cristiano Ronaldo and had been reproduced inside the media are pure invention”.