Cristiano Ronaldo Responds to Rape Allegation

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

Cristiano Ronaldo denies rape claim as 'fake news'

Cristiano Ronaldo has responded on Instagram to allegations in German magazine Der Spiegel that he raped an American woman in 2009.

In an Instagram video, Ronaldo said: "They want to promote [themselves] by [using] my name".

According to well known German magazine Der Spiegel, a woman from United States has launched a rape allegation against Juventus and Portugal football star Cristiano Ronaldo.

In addition the Der Spiegel claimed that Ronaldo splashed out £287,000 on Mayorga to stop her from speaking out again about her allegations that fateful, but her legal team now wants to challenge the alleged agreement.

Mayorga, now 34, has a new lawyer and the Las Vegas police have reopened the case, according to news reports. "The objective of this lawsuit is to hold Cristiano Ronaldo responsible within a civil court of law for the injuries he has caused Kathryn Mayorga and the consequences of those injuries", Stovall told Der Spiegel.

She said that she had agreed to an out-of-court settlement with him in which she was paid $375,000 and she agreed not to talk about her accusation. "I am a happy man and all good". It's normal. They want to be famous.

Her lawyers are now seeking to declare the non-disclosure agreement void.

His lawyers, Schertz Bergmann Rechtsanwälte, issued a statement denying Mayorga's rape claim saying they would sue for "compensation for moral damages".

The former aspiring model says she refused to get into his hot tub before he cornered her in the bathroom and then raped her in a bedroom as she told him to stop.

Christian Schertz said the report was "an inadmissible reporting of suspicions in the area of privacy".

What's more, Ronaldo reportedly insisted that he was a "good guy" except for the "one percent". It would therefore already be unlawful to reproduce this reporting.

The Portuguese player is regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time, and recently joined Italy's Juventus from Real Madrid for $110 million USD (AUD$115 million).

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