Football star, Cristiano Ronaldo has released a new statement denying the rape allegations made against him by Kathryn Mayorga.
Kathryn Mayorga, a 34-year-old teacher who was an aspiring model at the time of the alleged assault, claims Ronaldo raped her in a bathroom at the Palms Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas in the early hours of June 13, 2009.
Kathryn Mayorga had recently revealed that the footballer raped her in 2009, and a settlement was signed to keep the case out of court.
Although a document from the settlement has Ronaldo admitting to the rape, quoting him as saying, “She said no and stop several times.”
However, the 33-year-old Juventus player denied the allegations in a video on Instagram hours after her lawyer filed court documents about the case.
A new statement released by his lawyers reads;
“Once again, for the avoidance of doubt, Cristiano Ronaldo’s position has always been and continues to be, that what happened in 2009 in Las Vegas was completely consensual.
“Cristiano Ronaldo does not deny that he agreed to enter into an agreement, but the reasons that led him to do so are at least to be distorted.
“This agreement is by no means a confession of guilt. What happened was simply that Cristiano Ronaldo merely followed the advice of his advisors in order to put an end to the outrageous accusations made against him.
“By 2015, dozens of entities (including law firms) in different parts of Europe were attacked and their electronic data stolen by a cyber criminal.
“This hacker tried to sell such information, and a media outlet irresponsibly ended up publishing some of the stolen documents, significant parts of which were altered and / or completely fabricated.”