Las Vegas Police Reopens Ronaldo’s Rape Scandal
-By Joseph Edun, ABH Press
The Las Vegas Police Department has announced that it has reopened a sexual assault case from June 13, 2009 involving a woman named Kathryn Mayorga, and football star Cristiano Ronaldo. Mayorga had alleged in a lawsuit reportedly filed on Friday that Ronaldo had sexually assaulted her in his Las Vegas hotel penthouse suite that same day.
The statement released by the Las Vegas PD on the reopening of the investigation reads;
“The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department responded to a call of a sexual assault on June 13, 2009. At the time the report was taken, the victim did not provide detectives with the location of the incident or suspect description. A medical exam was conducted.
As of September 2018, the case has been reopened and our detectives are following up on information being provided by the victim. This is an on-going investigation and no further details will be released at this time.”
Mayorga, after filing the lawsuit in Clark County, Nevada, on Friday, had detailed her claims against Ronaldo to a German magazine, Der Spiegel which first published the scandal. Mayorga, who has a degree in journalism from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, said she was inspired to come forward in part by the #MeToo movement that has exposed the sexual abuse of women by powerful men.
She alleged that she was paid $375,000 in exchange for her silence in 2009. Her lawyers are now seeking to declare the non-disclosure agreement void.
Ronaldo has however denied the allegations on Instagram Live on Sunday, calling them, “fake news.”