The family of Cristiano Ronaldo have launched a campaign to get justice for the Juventus player who is currently facing allegation of rape.
Ronaldo is being accused by Kathryn Mayorga of raping her when they met in Las Vegas in 2009. She also claims to have been paid a sum of money by the footballer to keep the incident secret.
Ronaldo’s mother Dolores Aveiro and his sister Katia Aveiro have both launched a campaign to seek justice for the footballer.
Sharing a picture on their social media pages showing Ronaldo in Superman costume, they wrote:
‘I want to see who has the courage to put this photo on their profile for a week and make a chain for him..for Portugal, for him, for us and for the union of our people, for justice. He deserves it.’
The picture of Ronaldo carried two hashtags in Portuguese. One translates as ‘#Ronaldo, we are with you to the end’ and the other – #Justicacr7 – as ‘#Justice for CR7.’
Ronaldo: Family launch campaign to get justice after rape allegation
Two more women are being prepared to step up against the Portuguese.
The women with claims similar to that of Mayorga are currently being checked by Lawyer Leslie Stovall who represents Mayorga.
Report has it that one of the women claims she was raped by Ronaldo after a party.
Another reportedly alleges she was “hurt by Ronaldo” and a third had claimed she entered a non-disclosure agreement with him in 2009.
It is not clear if the second and third women accused Ronaldo of sexual misconduct.
Stovall told The Sun: “I am following up to verify this information.”
However, the former Real Madrid player has denied Mayorga’s rape allegation stating that it is against everything he stands for.
“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 (sic) will thereby allow me to await with tranquillity the results of any and all investigations,” he said.