Juventus came out in defense of Cristiano Ronaldo on Thursday after a charge of rape against the Portuguese came to light. In an official statement, the Turin club did not explicitly cite the complaint, but exalted the athlete’s behavior as an athlete to try to defend him.
“Cristiano Ronaldo has shown in the last few months his great professionalism and dedication, which was appreciated by all at Juventus.These events, allegedly occurred 10 years ago, do not change our opinion, which is divided by everyone who came in contact with this great champion “he said on social networks.
According to the German magazine Der Spiegel, 34-year-old Kathryn Mayorga claimed to have been sexually abused by the Portuguese in a hotel room in Las Vegas in 2009. The two would have met in a club and later would have rape.
Cristiano Ronaldo would have paid $ 375,000 ($ 1.5 million) for Kathryn Mayorga so she would not make the case public. To Der Spiegel, the woman said that she accepted the offer of the Portuguese because she feared for her and her family.
According to Kathryn Mayorga, the player would have asked, after raping her, if she had pains and said, “I’m 99% good, I do not know what this 1% is.” The woman would have said several times “no” and “to” Cristiano Ronaldo. She worked in a primary school, but recently quit her job.
Cristiano Ronaldo denied the allegations, said the sex was consensual and threatened to sue the magazine. “Nothing weighs on my conscience,” he said. Der Spiegel has been charged by Kathryn Mayorga for a year and a half with documents provided by the digital platform Football Leaks.