Cristiano Ronaldo’s lawyer says rape allegations are based on ‘fabricated documents’ that may have been sold to the media by a cyber criminal
Cristiano Ronaldo’s lawyer has released a statement reiterating the player’s denial of the rape allegations made against him.
Kathryn Mayorga, 34, told Der Spiegel in September that Ronaldo raped her in a Las Vegas penthouse in 2009.
Ronaldo and Mayorga reportedly signed an agreement in 2010 that effectively bought her silence for $375,000.
Documents that appear to show Ronaldo’s signature were published by Der Spiegel.
But Ronaldo’s lawyer has said the allegations are based on “fabricated documents” which may have been sold to the media by a cyber criminal.
Ronaldo’s position, according to Christiansen, is that what happened in 2009 was “completely consensual.”
Cristiano Ronaldo’s lawyer has released a statement reiterating the Juventus FC striker’s stance on the rape allegations made against him.
The accusations are based on “fabricated documents” that may have been sold to the media by a cyber criminal, according to Peter Christiansen, Ronaldo’s representative.
Kathryn Mayorga, a 34-year-old American woman, told German publication Der Spiegel in September that Ronaldo raped her in a Las Vegas penthouse in 2009. Mayorga’s mother said her daughter would “completely disintegrate” when she saw him on a billboard in the years following the alleged attack.
Ronaldo “firmly” denied the allegation on Twitter, and said that he refused “to feed the media spectacle created by people seeking to promote themselves at my expense.”
The player’s commercial partners like Nike and EA Sports were alarmed by the news, but the player has received support from his employer, Juventus, and the Portugal national team.
Ronaldo’s lawyers reportedly paid Mayorga $375,000 to “never again speak about that night.”
Documents that appear to include Ronaldo’s signature have been published by Der Spiegel and reported elsewhere. However, according to the BBC Christiansen said: “This agreement is by no …read more
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