Footballing superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has put out a video categorically denying accusations of rape, calling it "fake news." This comes in the wake of an allegation by an American woman who filed a case in the court, claiming that he assaulted her in Las Vegas in 2009.
Kathryn Mayorga recently created headlines when she accused Ronaldo of raping her in a bathroom at the Palms Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. He was said to have paid her £287,000 so she would never again speak about her allegations.
Ronaldo though has taken to social media to refute the claims, believing that Mayorga is just using his name for publicity.
"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," he said in a video
According to the documents, Ronaldo had confirmed meeting her but claimed that the pair had consensual sex and that nothing was forced. While it was understood that the lady in question was paid to keep mum on the issue, she has now filed a civil complaint seeking to declare the non-disclosure agreement void.
The Portugese is considered by many to be the best footballer in the world and is one of the highest paid footballers in the world.