Cristiano Ronaldo Responds To Rape Allegations

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Cristiano Ronaldo has dismissed as "fake news" accusations by a U.S. woman who alleges she was raped by the Portuguese footballer in 2009.

Cristiano Ronaldo has branded rape claims against him as "fake news", saying that people "want to promote themselves" by using his name.

Ronaldo's lawyers say they will sue Germany's Der Spiegel magazine, which originally reported the allegations.

Ms. Mayorga alleges she reported the incident to Las Vegas police later that day and went to hospital where evidence of the alleged rape was documented and photographed.

According to documents filed at Clark County District Court on Friday, the footballer, who now plays for Juventus, invited Mayorga and a friend to his penthouse suite "to enjoy the view of the Las Vegas Strip".

According to Mayorga, Ronaldo was on vacation on June 12, 2009, where she met him at a hotel in Sin City. "What they said today, fake news", the five-time Ballon d'Or victor says into the camera.

However, the report added that the 33-year-old Ronaldo has continued to deny these claims insisting, it was a consensual activity.

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Ronaldo was on the verge of joining Real Madrid from Manchester United at the time of the alleged assault, and this summer moved to Italian giants Juve in a €100 million deal.

In response to this allegation, Ronaldo said in an Instagram video: "No, no, no, no, no. I am happy, man-and all good".

Fox News generally does not name sex assault victims, but Mayorga gave her name to Der Spiegel for her interview, and she is named as the plaintiff in the court papers filed in Las Vegas.

She also claimed that in 2010 she signed an out-of-court settlement of around £275,000 to never go public with the allegations.

Miss Mayorga said that she kept quiet until the #MeToo movement inspired her to speak out and because she feels Ronaldo's lawyers violated the non-disclosure agreement on a technicality.

Schertz told BBC News that Der Spiegel's reporting was "blatantly illegal" and "probably one of the most serious violations of personal rights in recent years".

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