Wednesday 3 Oct 2018 3:41 pm
Christiano Ronaldo has denied allegations of rape, saying his conscience is ‘clear’.
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The 33-year-old Portuguese footballer, who plays for Italian club Juventus, has been accused of raping Kathryn Mayorga in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2009.
According to a lawsuit filed on Friday in Clark County, Nevada, Kathryn claims she was raped while she repeatedly screamed no.
After the attack, Ronaldo allegedly apologised, ‘stating he was sorry, he was usually a gentleman.’
Today, he tweeted: ‘I firmly deny the accusations being issued against me. Rape is an abominable crime that goes against everything that I am and believe in.
‘Keen as I may be to clear my name, I refuse to feed the media spectacle created by people seeking to promote themselves at my expense.
‘My clear conscious will thereby allow me to await with tranquility the results of any and all investigations. (sic)’
Just a few hours after the suit was filed, Ronaldo also appeared in an Instagram video denying the allegations.
‘Fake. Fake news’ said the five-time world player of the year. ‘You want to promote by my name. It’s normal. They want to be famous, to say my name. But it is part of the job. I am a happy man and all good.’
A lawyer for Kathryn said her client was ’emotionally fragile’ and agreed to an out-of-court financial settlement nine years ago because she never wanted her name made public. The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages of at least $200,000.
It makes 11 accusations against Ronaldo or those working for him, including conspiracy, defamation, abusing a vulnerable person, battery, infliction of emotional distress, coercion and fraud, racketeering and conspiracy, breach of contract, abuse of process and negligence for allowing details of the confidential settlement to become public.