Cristiano Ronaldo Accused In Lawsuit Of Raping Woman, Then Paying Her To Keep Quiet
A Las Vegas woman has filed a lawsuit accusing soccer star, Cristiano Ronaldo, of raping her in 2009, then paying her $375,000 to stay quiet about it. Here are the shocking details.
The German publication Der Spiegel broke the news on Sept. 28 of a lawsuit in which Kathryn Mayorga claims that Christiano Ronaldo raped her as she screamed “no, no, no” during a wild night in Las Vegas in 2009, as reported by CNN. Kathryn claims that she met Cristiano during a night out at the Palms Hotel and Casino, and that he invited her and her friends back to his hotel room. CNN reports that, while Kathryn was changing into an outfit to wear in the jacuzzi, Cristiano allegedly “exposed himself,” asked her for oral sex, which she says she refused, then pulled her into a bedroom where he raped her.
Afterwards, Kathryn says Cristiano apologized and told her he was “usually a gentleman.” She claims members of his team went on to allegedly “coerce her” into signing a settlement and non-disclosure, allegedly paying her $375,000 to stay silent about her allegations. Rape allegations against Cristiano were first reported byDer Spiegel in 2017, which his rep denied at the time. The same outlet broke the news about Kathryn’s lawsuit on Sept. 28, and a rep for Cristiano called the reporting “journalistic fiction” and “blatantly illegal,” adding, “It violates the personal rights of our client Cristiano Ronaldo in an exceptionally serious way. This is an inadmissible reporting of suspicions in the area of privacy.”
Cristiano also posted a Facebook Live video on the same day the lawsuit was filed. “What they said today: Fake, fake news,” he assured his fans. “They want to promote by my name. It’s normal. They want to be famous — to say my name. Yeah, it’s part of the job.”
Kathryn claims that she went to the hospital for a sexual assault examination after Cristiano’s alleged attack, and also reported the situation to police. However, she did not mention the soccer player by name at the time. A nurse and detective allegedly told her she would be “the subject of public humiliation” if she came forward, and that Cristiano and his representatives would “further humiliate her by publicly characterizing her as a woman who consented to sexual intercourse and because of his wealth and fame was now attempting to extort money from Cristiano Ronaldo by falsely accusing him of sexual assault,” Kathryn says in her lawsuit.
Kathryn’s current lawyer claims that Cristiano hired a group of “fixers” after the incident, who paid Kathryn $375,000 to “obstruct a criminal investigation and erode [her] credibility.” In her lawsuit, Kathryn accuses Cristiano of battery for sodomizing her, while also accusing him and his “fixers” of “intentional infliction of emotional distress, coercion and fraud, and abuse of a vulnerable person.” HollywoodLife has reached out to Cristiano’s rep for comment on this story.
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