Police have reopened a rape case against Juventus star player, Cristiano Ronaldo.
A 34-year old woman, Kathryn Mayorga of Las Vegas, accused Ronaldo of raping her on 13 June 2009.
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department confirmed that it had responded to a call of a sexual assault on that date.
‘At the time the report was taken, the victim did not provide detectives with the location of the incident or suspect description. A medical exam was conducted,’ the statement said.
‘As of September 2018, the case has been reopened and our detectives are following up on information being provided by the victim.’
In the lawsuit, Mayorga alleges that she was pressured into signing a nondisclosure agreement to keep mum about the rape. She is now seeking no less than $200,000 in penalties and damages.
According to Mayorga, she met Ronaldo on the evening of 12 June 2009 at the Rain Nightclub in the Palms Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The star player invited her to join guests in a hot tub but she declined because she did not have a bathing suit.
Ronaldo however offered her clothing and followed her into a bathroom where he demanded she perform oral sex. When she rejected his advance, the suit claims Ronaldo pulled her into a bedroom and anally raped her while she screamed ‘no, no, no’.
Shortly after the statement from the police on Tuesday, Ronaldo took to Instagram to label the allegations as ‘fake news’.
During a live chat with fans he said: ‘What they said today, fake – fake news.’
The post has since been deleted.
In a statement released, his lawyer Christian Schertz, said he would seek legal redress for his client from the magazine that published the allegation.
The star player has been seen with his 23-year-old girlfriend, Georgina Rodriguez, for the first time just days after a rape allegation was leveled against him.
The both of them were with the player’s 7-year old son watching Juventus play against Swiss team Young Boys in the Champions League group stage.
Ronaldo: Police reopen rape case against star player