Cristiano Ronaldo's DNA sample requested by Vegas police

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11 Jan 2019

Cristiano Ronaldo rape allegation: Las Vegas police request DNA sample

Cristiano Ronaldo might be scoring goals on the field with Juventus, but investigations into rape allegations leveled against him by American model Kathryn Mayorga are heating up.

Now, the Las Vegas Police have asked for the footballer's DNA sample as a part of their ongoing investigation into the case.

While Mayorga's lawyer has lauded the move, Ronaldo's counsel has said it's a standard step.

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Ronaldo's lawyer's comments on the latest development

Ronaldo's lawyer's comments on the latest development

Ronaldo's legal counsel has always maintained that what went down between CR7 and Mayorga was strictly within the bounds of the law and was consensual.

One of his lawyers, Peter S. Christiansen, stated, "it is not surprising that DNA would be present, nor that the police would make this very standard request as part of their investigation".

Ronaldo himself has denied all allegations whole-heartedly.

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Taking sample shows police are seriously investigating: Mayorga's lawyer

New York Times reported that Mayorga's lawyer, Larissa Drohobyczer, said that the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police asking the Italian authorities for Ronaldo's DNA sample demonstrated that the case was being taken seriously.

The police had earlier admitted that Mayorga had lodged a complaint on the very day of the incident, but had not disclosed the perpetrator's name.

The case was reopened in September 2018 on her request.

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Mayorga said she was 'coerced' into signing a non-disclosure agreement

Mayorga said she was 'coerced' into signing a non-disclosure agreement

When she brought out the allegations, Kathryn Mayorga stated that on June 13, 2009, Ronaldo had invited her to his hotel suite and had raped her before making her sign a non-disclosure agreement.

She had been paid $375,000 to maintain silence.

However, Mayorga later said that signing the NDA was not what she had wanted, and that she had been coerced into signing it.

Others

Three other women had accused Ronaldo after Mayorga came out

After the accusations by Mayorga, three other women had also come out with allegations about the Portuguese superstar sexually assaulting them.

One of the women claimed to have been raped by Ronaldo after a party, while another alleged that she had been 'hurt' by the superstar.

Meanwhile, the third had alleged that she entered into a non-disclosure agreement with Ronaldo, like Mayorga did.

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What did Ronaldo said as a response to the allegations?

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Ronaldo, in a statement released on Twitter, completely denied the accusations and said rape is a heinous crime.

How has Ronaldo been performing since the allegations?

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Since the allegations were made, Ronaldo has remained focused on football, currently topping the Serie A goalscorers' list.

What did Ronaldo's sponsors do after the allegations were made?

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EA reportedly removed any mention of Ronaldo from their social media pages, and Nike were also worried about their image getting tarnished.

What has been demanded from Ronaldo in the lawsuit that has been filed?

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In the lawsuit that has been filed, general, special and punitive damages have been sought, along with special relief, each in excess of $50,000, with interest, attorneys fees and court costs.

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