An American girl has accused former Manchester United, Real Madrid and current Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo for raping her back in 2009. Kathryn Mayorga, 34, claims the Portuguese football player raped her in a Las Vegas hotel room, according to German media outlet Der Spiegel. The magazine says Ronaldo paid her $375,000 for her silence.
The five-time World Player of the Year denies the allegations, insisting the sex was consensual.
Der Spiegel claims the lawyer’s case is based on a document containing Ronaldo’s account of what happened on 12th June 2009. In it, the 33-year old is quoted as saying “she said ‘no’ and ‘stop’ several times.”
The girl though has now broken her silence and has now talked to Der Speigel about the incident.
Kathryn has given further details about the incident and has claimed that she was screaming ‘no’ when she was being dragged and raped in the bathroom and the bedroom.
Mayorga also described events following the incident, describing how Ronaldo fell to his knees and told her he was “99 per cent” a “good guy” let down by the “one per cent”.
One of the most high-profile sports stars on the planet, the news is likely to achieve global media attention, with Ronaldo and his legal team yet to repsond publicly to the accusations.