​The Las Vegas police have reopened a criminal investigation case against footballing superstar Cristiano Ronaldo at the request of a woman who has alleged that the 33-year-old sexually assaulted her in 2009.

Kathryn Mayorga had last week claimed that Ronaldo had assaulted her in a hotel room in Las Vegas on the 13th of June, 2009 with her attorney Leslie Mark Stovall filing a complaint and asking the police to reopen the criminal case.

Police have confirmed that they did respond to a sexual assault call on the 13th of June and while not naming anyone, claimed that the victim did not provide them with the location of the incident or the suspect description, though a medical exam was conducted.

The Juventus forward took to social media to refute such allegations calling them "fake" and a plea for attention, but Stovall has responded claiming that the case is sincere.

"Ms. Mayorga's filed complaint, the physical evidence of her sexual assault, answers to written questions regarding the sexual assault attributed to Cristiano Ronaldo, the communications and conduct of the 'team' representing Cristiano Ronaldo, the circumstances surrounding the purported agreement for settlement and non disclosure, and the psychological injuries suffered by Ms. Mayorga are not 'fake news,'" Stovall wrote, as ​quoted by ESPN.

"Ms. Mayorga's August 2018 decision to contact the police and participate in the criminal investigation of the June 13, 2009, sexual assault, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department's current investigation of the June 13, 2009, sexual assault of Ms. Mayorga, and the existence of Nevada Revised Statute 171.083 removing the time limits for criminal prosecution of a sexual assault in the State of Nevada, are not 'fake news."