Lawyers of Kathryn Mayorga – who has accused Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo of allegedly raping her in Las Vegas in 2009 – have asked the Portugal captain to present the evidence of the fact his lawyer had claimed the key documents related to the incident were fabricated.
Ronaldo’s lawyers in the US had recently published an official statement, where the forward admitted to having a relation with Mayorga, but said it was completely consensual. Furthermore, the athlete’s lawyers then claimed the reports published in the media regarding the incident were altered and were “irresponsibly published”.
Responding to the claims, Mayorga’s lawyers Larissa Drohobyczer and Leslie Stovall have issued a statement which reads;
“We thank Cristiano Ronaldo’s latest lawyer for confirming and admitting in his October 10, 2018 statement that the ‘Football Leaks’ documents were obtained from Cristiano Ronaldo or individuals acting on his behalf.
“We look forward to reviewing any evidence that tends to prove, as Mr Ronaldo’s lawyer asserts, that some of the ‘Football Leaks’ documents were altered, fabricated, or contain false/inaccurate information.
“In both civil and criminal cases, disputes regarding the accuracy of documents are generally questions of fact to be decided by the jury. A jury determines the accuracy of disputed documents by: 1) Comparing of the different versions of the disputed documents; 2) Listening to the testimony of the individuals who wrote, prepared, transmitted, and stored the disputed documents; 3) Considering the circumstances under which the documents were written, prepared, transmitted, stored and maintained; and 4) Listening to the testimony of forensic experts who have examined the disputed, and the devices upon which the documents were written, prepared, transmitted, and stored.
“In a civil case, discovery is conducted to obtain evidence regarding these matters through the exchange of disputed documents, the forensic examination of disputed documents and devices, and the examination of witnesses under oath. In criminal cases, the prosecutors rely upon investigator’s review of disputed documents, the forensic examination of devices and disputed documents, and questioning of witnesses.
“Any document or information under the control or in the possession of Cristiano Ronaldo should be immediately turned over to the appropriate law enforcement agencies and the offices of Stovall & Associates to expedite the investigation and resolution of the alleged discrepancies in the ‘Football Leaks’ documents.”
The story dates way back to 2009 when Ronaldo allegedly sexually assaulted Mayorga after inviting her in a penthouse suite in the United States. The Las Vegas police reopened the case last week when Mayorga shared the story.
Mayorga had initially denied naming the harasser, as she rather opted to agree on a settlement with the former Manchester United forward for £288,000. The deal was simple; never discuss the case in public. The Las Vegas police had then – in 2009 – confirmed they investigated the case, but since they had no stern evidence, the case was dusted.
In August this year, though, she approached the police, asking them to reopen the case and gave them further details about the case. But as Ronaldo lives in a different country, making a strong contact was extremely difficult. The Police, however, have now commented that although they are unsure about the time, they will question Ronaldo over the case.