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Cristiano Ronaldo’s lawyer denies rape accusation against the footballer: Reports

The American woman has also described that Ronaldo fell to his knees after the incident and told her that “99 percent of the time” he was a “good guy”.

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Juventus and Portugal striker Cristiano Ronaldo has been accused of rape by a 34-year-old American woman, Kathryn Mayorga, according to German media outlet Der Speigel.

Kathryn Mayorga has accused the former Real Madrid player of raping her in a Las Vegas hotel in 2009. Mayorga has also claimed that Cristiano later paid her $375,000 for her silence.

Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo’s lawyer Schertz Bergmann Rechtsanwälte has issued a statement denying the claims made by the woman.

Ronaldo’s lawyer has called Der Spiegel’s report “blatantly illegal”. The statement said they would be pursuing “moral damages in an amount corresponding to the gravity of the infringement, which is probably one of the most serious violations of personal rights in recent years”.

This is the first time when Mayorga has spoken publicly about the incident when she spent an evening partying with the five-time Ballon d’Or winner while Ronaldo was on holiday with his cousin and brother-in-law in Las Vegas.

The American woman has also described that Ronaldo fell to his knees after the incident and told her that “99 percent of the time” he was a “good guy”.

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Earlier, CR7 had denied the allegations and said whatever happened between them was consensual. Now, Mayorga’s lawyers are questioning the validity of the out-of-court settlement agreed in Nevada between Ronaldo and Mayorga.

The German media outlet claimed that the lawyer’s case was based on a document containing Portugal star’s account of what happened where the Ronaldo is quoted as saying “she said ‘no’ and ‘stop’ several times”.

“I’ve had like these serious breakdowns,” she told the magazine. “And again, blaming of the rape. And I blame him, and I blame myself for signing that thing (out-of court settlement).”