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‘Fake news’: Ronaldo dismisses rape claims as lawyers set to sue German magazine

Cristiano Ronaldo Responds to Rape Allegation (Report)

Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo has dismissed accusations made by a U.S. woman, who alleges she was raped by the footballer in 2009, as "fake news".

The report further stated, according to Leslie Mark Stovall, the lawyer for the complainant, that Ronaldo paid her $375 000 (R5.28m) for a non-disclosure agreement.

The woman, Kathryn Mayorga, told her story to the German magazine Der Spiegel.

‘Fake news’: Ronaldo dismisses rape claims as lawyers set to sue German magazine

Mayorga says she agreed to kiss a naked Ronaldo after she'd put on clothing she'd given her to change into, but was not comfortable with doing anything else.

Ms. Mayorga alleges she reported the incident to Las Vegas police later that day and went to hospital where evidence of the alleged rape was documented and photographed.

Last night, the Juventus forward dismissed the claims as "fake news" on Instagram: "What they said today: fake, fake news. I'm a happy man and all, all good", said Ronaldo.

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However Ronald's lawyer, Christian Schertz, has vehemently denied the accusations, saying "the reporting in Spiegel is blatantly illegal", the BBC reported.

"(The report) violates the personal rights of our client Cristiano Ronaldo in an exceptionally serious way", Shertz's statement said.

The court documents state that as she was changing, Ronaldo entered the bathroom, exposed himself and asked her to perform a sex act. Ronaldo was there on vacation with his brother-in-law and cousin.

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During an Instagrma live session, Cristiano also addressed the allegations when prompted. However, on Saturday it provided a document showing the civil suit filed in District Court in Nevada in which the complaint outlines in detail allegations of a sexual assault dated June 13, 2009. Rape allegations against Cristiano were first reported by a German magazine in 2017, which his rep denied at the time. He has been named player of the year five times and transferred to Juventus from Real Madrid this summer for €100 million. She took notice of comments about the athlete's desirability, she told the magazine, including statements to the effect of, "As if Ronaldo even needs to rape a woman".

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