Lawyer: Las Vegas police seek Cristiano Ronaldo's DNA in rape investigation

Carla Harmon
January 11, 2019

Cristiano Ronaldo is being asked by police to provide a DNA sample in an investigation of a Nevada woman's allegation that he raped her in his Las Vegas hotel penthouse in 2009 and paid her to keep quiet, the soccer star's lawyer and Las Vegas police said Thursday.

The Wall Street Journal, citing an unnamed law enforcement official, initially reported that a warrant was sent to Italy that would compel Ronaldo to submit a DNA sample to see if it matches DNA found on the accuser's dress.

Previously, had reported how Portugal global Cristiano Ronaldo was accused to have ordered American lady Kathryn Mayorga to sign secret document for her to remain silent over her claims.

According to her lawsuit, Mayorga reported the assault to police later that day and received a medical examination.

Investigators did not follow up with Mayorga and the case was closed shortly thereafter, he said.

She also claims to have voice recordings of Ronaldo making threats as well as sharing offensive thoughts on the LGBT and Jewish communities, among other controversial rants.

The magazine, Der Spiegel, said it had obtained confidential documents related to the case, and the purported payment to settle it, from the shadowy whistleblower platform Football Leaks.

In response to another question on if she gave verbal non-consent, Ronaldo said, "She said no and stop several times".

The lawsuit is on and the criminal police investigation are on separate legal tracks.

Ronaldo has denied the allegation. "Rape is an abominable crime that goes against everything that I am and believe in". "Keen as I may be to clear my name, I refused to feed the media spectacle created by people seeking to promote themselves at my expense". Mayorga alleges Ronaldo and his team coerced her into signing despite her emotional state.

She said she wanted the agreement to be declared void, explaining that she had gained the courage to speak out because of the #MeToo movement.

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