Cristiano Ronaldo insisted again Wednesday that he did not rape a woman he met in a Las Vegas resort in 2009 and that their sexual come upon was “completely consensual”, stated his lawyer.
“Ronaldo is compelled to break his silence,” pointed out the Juventus and Portuguese star’s attorney Peter Christiansen in a statement published through Gestifute, the company which manages the avid gamers affairs.
Soccer Ronaldo insists sex was completely consensual
“Once again for the avoidance of doubt, Cristiano Ronaldo’s position has always been, and keeps to be, that what took place in 2009 in Las Vegas was completely consensual.”
Police in Las Vegas announced last week that they were 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 against me,” the 33-year-old stated in a statement.
“Rape is an abominable crime that goes in opposition to everything that I am and believe in.”
Mayorga claims she was pressured into signing a non-disclosure agreement in 2010 to keep the alleged rape secret and is seeking at least US$200,000 in penalties and damages.
“Cristiano Ronaldo does not deny that he agreed to conclude an agreement added Christiansen.
“This agreement is by no talents a confession of guilt. What came about was simply that Cristiano Ronaldo simply followed the advice of his advisers in order to put an end to the insulting accusations made towards him in order to keep away from makes an attempt such as those now witnessed, to rubbish a popularity built thanks to intense work, great athleticism and ethically impeccable behaviour.”
Christiansen introduced paperwork that allegedly contain statements by Cristiano Ronaldo and were reproduced in the media are natural invention”.