Cristiano Ronaldo Sued Over Rape Allegations In Las Vegas

“As of September 2018, the case has been reopened and our detectives are following up on information being provided by the victim. This is an ongoing investigation and no further details will be released at this time.”

Las Vegas authorities have confirmed the reopening of an investigation stemming from a 2009 complaint involving a woman – Kathryn Mayorga – who claims she was raped by the football player.

The alleged attack happened inside the Palms Hotel and Casino on 13 June 2009 when Ronaldo her friend and others to his penthouse suite. Ronaldo asked her to join the group in a jacuzzi and gave her shorts and a T-shirt to wear.

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As Mayorga changed in a bathroom, Ronaldo approached her, exposed himself and asked her for oral sex. Mayorga said she refused, but that Ronaldo pulled her into a bedroom and raped her as she screamed, “No, no, no.”

The same day, she reported the incident to police and went to the hospital for a sexual assault examination, the lawsuit says. According to Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department spokesman Aden Ocampo-Gomez, Mayorga did not provide an assailant’s name or location of the alleged assault in her 2009 complaint, fearing public humiliation.

Meanwhile, Ronaldo retained a team of “fixers” that the lawsuit calls “personal reputation protection specialists” and are unnamed defendants. Kathryn’s lawyers say that Ronaldo did not fulfill one of the terms of the settlement, and the agreement was therefore void. In an interview with Der Spiegel magazine, Kathryn said she had gone public with her allegations in the wake of the #MeToo movement.

Ronaldo has denied the allegations. The footballer’s lawyer, Christian Schertz, said the Spiegel report “is manifestly illegal and violates the personal rights of our client Cristiano Ronaldo in an extremely serious way” and is “one of the most serious violations of personal rights in recent years”.

Ronaldo’s public response to the allegations via an Instagram live post last Friday: “What they said today, fake — fake news. They want to promote by my name. It’s normal. They want to be famous — to say my name. Yeah but it’s part of the job. I’m (a) happy man and all, all good.”

Time will hopefully shed light on the actual occurrence of events for Cristiano Ronaldo, who currently plays for Juventus in Italy. Nonetheless, it is unfortunate to see his name dragged in such a delicate situation.