Ronaldo threatens to sue over 2009 rape allegations

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Football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has furiously branded rape allegations against him as "fake news". He persisted that he was a "good guy" except for the "one percent", she said.

Portugal and Juventus FC footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has been accused of rape by the 34-year old Kathryn Mayorga, according to German media outlet Der Speigel. Ronaldo was on holiday in America at the time with his cousin and brother-in-law.

Ronaldo said "they" were trying to use his name to promote "themselves".

Mayorga, who now works as a teacher, has also filed a new civil suit against Ronaldo in court, seeking to have the settlement agreement voided.

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"Afterwards I apologized. But she never screamed". The rape took place in silence and he asked her if she was in pain. Upon leaving the bathroom, Ronaldo pulled the plaintiff into a bedroom and on to a bed and attempted to engage in sexual intercourse.

Her lawyer also explained that he has evidence of Ronaldo admitting that Mayorga didn't consent to sex that evening.

Ronaldo, on the other hand, has vehemently denied these claims, saying that the sex was consensual.

Mayorga reveals that Ronaldo had begged her to touch his penis before raping her in the hotel room. She writes that she wanted to go back to the others.

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The star striker was said to have paid her more than United States dollars 500,000 (£287,000) to ensure she would not speak about the allegations - but her lawyer is now challenging the alleged agreement.

She says she regrets having signed the non-disclosure agreement.

Mayorga, along with her family, a friend that was with her at the hotel that night and her lawyer were all interviewed for the story.

Ms Mayorga is suing for damages which could run into millions of dollars.

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The Telegraph reported that Ronaldo's lawyers issued a statement categorically denying the allegations, referring to Der Spiegel's report as "blatantly illegal".