Cristiano Ronaldo’s lawyer has confirmed that Las Vegas police have issued a warrant to collect striker’s DNA after the allegations were made my woman in 2018 that he raped a woman in the city in 2009.
“Mr Ronaldo has always maintained, as he does today, that what occurred in Las Vegas in 2009 was consensual in nature, so it is not surprising that DNA would be present, nor that the police would make this very standard request as part of their investigation,” Ronaldo’s lawyer, Peter S Christiansen, said in a statement to the BBC.
The Las Vegas Police want to see if former Real Madrid star’s DNA matches a sample found on the dress of Kathryn Mayorga, who has made the accusations against the Portuguese striker.
Sources close to Ronaldo, who has denied her claims, saying he is willing to cooperate. Ronaldo is accused of raping the woman in a Las Vegas hotel room before telling her “I’m usually a gentleman”, court documents claim.
Ronaldo has vehemently denied the claims labelling them fake news.
In an Instagram post last year Ronaldo appeared to address the incident, saying: “No, no, no, no, no. What they said today? Fake, fake news.”
The alleged rape took place in June 2009 in a hotel room in Las Vegas.