Police mentioned Monday that they had reopened an investigation right into a rape accusation made by a former mannequin who says soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo attacked her in his Las Vegas resort penthouse suite in 2009.
Ronaldo, who now performs for Juventus in Italy’s Serie A, rejected the costs as “pretend information” throughout a dwell chat on Instagram.
“What they mentioned at present, pretend — pretend information,” the 33-year-old star of the Portuguese nationwide group mentioned in a submit that was later deleted.
Kathryn Mayorga, 34, of Las Vegas, accused Ronaldo, in a 32-page grievance filed final month with a district court docket in Nevada, of raping her on June 13, 2009.
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Division confirmed in a press release that did not title the celebrity it had responded to a name of a se**xual assault on that date.
“On the time the report was taken, the sufferer didn’t present detectives with the situation of the incident or suspect description. A medical examination was carried out,” it mentioned.
“As of September 2018, the case has been reopened and our detectives are following up on info being offered by the sufferer.”
Mayorga alleges within the lawsuit that she was pressured into signing a nondisclosure settlement to maintain the alleged rape secret and is searching for at least $200,000 in penalties and damages.
The grievance was first reported by the German journal Der Spiegel. Legal professionals for Ronaldo have reportedly threatened to sue the journal over the story.
Within the go well with, Mayorga mentioned she met Ronaldo, who was then 24 years outdated, on the night of June 12, 2009 on the Rain Nightclub within the Palms Resort and On line casino in Las Vegas.
It mentioned she accepted an invite to hitch Ronaldo and others in his penthouse suite to “benefit from the view of the Las Vegas strip.”
She was invited to hitch company in a sizzling tub however she declined as a result of she didn’t have a showering go well with, the grievance mentioned.
Ronaldo supplied her clothes after which adopted her into a rest room the place she was going to vary garments, it mentioned.
After she refused his demand to carry out oral intercourse and mentioned she wished to depart, Ronaldo pulled her right into a bed room and anally raped her whereas she screamed “no, no, no,” the grievance mentioned.
“When Cristiano Ronaldo accomplished the se**xual assault of the plaintiff, he allowed her to depart the bed room stating he was sorry, he was normally a gentleman,” it mentioned.
The lawsuit mentioned Mayorga reported the alleged assault to the Las Vegas police the identical day and underwent an examination at an area hospital.
It mentioned the assault had left her with “extreme emotional and bodily accidents together with however not restricted to anal contusions, posttraumatic stress dysfunction and main melancholy.”
She developed an alcohol drawback and was suicidal, in line with court docket paperwork.
Beneath strain from Ronaldo’s “fixers,” Mayorga settled the case “in trade for a fee of $375,000 and non-disclosure of the se**xual assault,” the lawsuit mentioned.
It claimed the settlement needs to be voided as a result of she was “incompetent and lacked the psychological capability to take part in negotiations and settlement of her claims as a result of accidents suffered throughout the preliminary se**xual assault.”
The go well with additionally known as for the settlement to be dismissed as a result of it amounted to concealment of against the law for which there is no such thing as a statute of limitations.
The unidentified “fixers” have been named as co-defendants within the lawsuit, which additionally accuses the Juventus ahead of violating the 2010 nondisclosure settlement.
In an interview with Der Spiegel, Mayorga, who has a level in journalism from the College of Nevada, Las Vegas, mentioned she was impressed to return ahead partially by the #MeToo motion that has uncovered the se**xual abuse of girls by highly effective males.
Ronaldo is a five-time winner of FIFA’s males’s participant of the 12 months award. The Portuguese striker, who’s a married father of 4, left Actual Madrid this 12 months to hitch Juventus for 100 million euros ($117 million). Ronaldo gained two La Liga titles and 4 Champions League crowns with Actual after becoming a member of from Manchester United in 2009 for a then world-record payment of £80 million ($94 million).