Ronaldo lawyer issues statement on rape allegation

Aubrey Yates
October 11, 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo's lawyer has released a statement publicly affirming his client's innocence regarding a rape accusation dating back to 2009 and claiming that multiple reported documents implicating the superstar were altered and/or forged.

Up until now Ronaldo has not acknowledged any agreement with Mayorga but in his statement Christiansen confirmed it did exist.

Mayorga had told German magazine Der Spiegel that she had met Ronaldo at a nightclub in Las Vegas before being invited to a hotel room later that night.

Larissa Drohobyczer, an attorney who is a part of Mayorga's legal team, recently issued a statement stating that Ronaldo has just under three weeks to respond formally to the accusation.

A lawsuit filed September 27 in Nevada state court seeks to void the non-disclosure agreement that Mayorga's attorneys say she signed while accepting $375,000 to keep quiet.

"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", Ronaldo's lawyer said, as quoted by the BBC.

"So that there are no doubts: Cristiano Ronaldo vehemently denies all the accusations in this civil action", the statement says.

"The documents which purportedly contain statements by Mr Ronaldo and have been reported in the media are complete fabrications".

'Cristiano Ronaldo does not deny that he agreed to enter into an settlement, but the reasons that led him to do so are being distorted.

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"This agreement is by no means a confession of guilt".

Cristiano Ronaldo's lawyers have said documents that appear to substantiate Kathryn Mayorga's claims of rape by the Juventus forward had been altered.

American Kathryn Mayorga has accused Ronaldo of sexually assaulting her in a hotel in Las Vegas in 2009, something the Portuguese has strenuously refuted. By 2015, dozens of entities (including law firms) in different parts of Europe were attacked and their electronic data stolen by a cyber criminal. Unfortunately, it is now involved in a type of litigation that is very common in the United States of America.

She stated that, a short time later, Ronaldo pulled her into a bedroom and raped her while she cried: "No, no, no".

The attorneys said she was "emotionally fragile", out of the country and would not be interviewed by media.

"While Mr. Ronaldo is accustomed to being the subject of press attention that goes along with being famous, it is absolutely deplorable that any media outlet would support or advance such an elaborate and deliberate defamation campaign based on stolen, easily manipulated digital documents". "I pushed him away and kept saying, "No".

Ms Mayorga filed a lawsuit last month in an attempt to quash that agreement while Las Vegas police have re-opened an investigation.

"Mr Ronaldo will leave future discussion of any and all legal matters to his attorneys here [in Las Vegas] and in Europe".

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