Cristiano Ronaldo allegedly apologised to model after r*ping her
Cristiano Ronaldo allegedly raped a US model and then said “ sorry , I ’ m usually a gentleman” , according to court papers filed in Las Vegas which the star has branded “ fake news” , Daily Mail reports.
Kathryn Mayorga , a 34-year -old teacher who was an aspiring model at the time of the alleged assault , claims Ronaldo raped her in a bathroom at the Palms Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas in the early hours of June 13, 2009.
The ex – Man United, 33, player spoke out in a video on Instagram just hours after her lawyer filed court documents about the case . Grinning into the camera , he said , ‘ No , no , no , no , no . What they said today? Fake, fake news.
“ They want to promote ( themselves by using) my name. It ’ s normal . They want to be famous to say my name , but it is part of the job . I am a happy man and all good. ”
The pair had met at Rain nightclub at the Palms , where Ronaldo was staying on holiday . Pictures show Ronaldo and Mayorga together at the club . In one intimate moment he clasps her hand while whispering into her ear .
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” .
Mayorga claims she refused to get into his hot tub because she did not want to ruin her dress , then Ronaldo offered her some athletic shorts and a T – shirt and pointed her towards a bathroom where she could change.
The court documents state that as she was changing, Ronaldo entered the bathroom , exposed himself and asked her to perform a sex act.
According to the papers , the striker then turned Mayorga on to her side, and that even though she was screaming “ no , no , no !” , she was raped by the star .
The documents claim Ronaldo left the bedroom after the assault , “ stating he was sorry , he was usually a gentleman” .
In an interview with Der Spiegel , Mayorga claimed Ronaldo said he was “ 99 per cent good a good guy ” let down by the “ 1 per cent ” .
The court documents filed on Thursday claim the footballer confirmed the pair had sex but said it was consensual .
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 .
She later hired a lawyer , and in 2010 negotiated a £287, 000 out -of -court settlement . As part of that deal, she agreed never to go public with her allegations .
But the new claim seeks to overturn that settlement , which she says she only signed because she was “ terrified of retaliation ’ from Ronaldo and of ‘ being publicly humiliated by being identified as a victim of sexual assault ” .
She says she has been left traumatised by the incident and has now gone public , in part because of the #MeToo movement in which women have shared their tales of abuse . She also claimed to have been left with PTSD and “ major depression ” .
Ronaldo claimed Mayorga’ s physical injuries were caused by another person .
Mayorga is suing for damages which could run into millions of dollars .