A Nevada woman has sued Cristiano Ronaldo and is participating in a police investigation of the global soccer star for an alleged rape at a Las Vegas hotel in 2009, according to a complaint filed by her lawyer.
Lawyers for Ronaldo, one of the world`s best-known athletes, on Friday threatened to sue a German magazine that published the accusation.
Kathryn Mayorga sued Ronaldo in a district court in Clark County, Nevada on Thursday, and is also seeking to void a $375,000 settlement she alleges she was coerced into signing to keep quiet, according to the complaint seen by Reuters and according to Mayorga`s lawyer.
On Monday, Ronaldo`s agent, Gestifute, said they had no comment beyond a Friday statement by Ronaldo`s lawyer Christian Schertz, who called the German magazine report "an inadmissible reporting of suspicions in the area of privacy."
The lawsuit contends that Ronaldo met Mayorga at a Las Vegas nightclub in June 2009 and the next night invited a group of people, including Mayorga, back to the penthouse suite where he was staying.
That night, the lawsuit alleges, Ronaldo asked the woman to perform a sexual act on him in a bathroom as she was changing into attire to wear in a hot tub. He then pulled her into a bedroom and raped her as she screamed "no, no, no," the lawsuit said.
"When Cristiano Ronaldo completed the sexual assault of the plaintiff, he allowed her to leave...