Ronaldo rape allegation
Cristiano Ronaldo rape allegation: Las Vegas police request DNA sample confirms Juventus star lawyer
Las Vegas police have issued a warrant to collect DNA from Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo as they look into the rape allegations made against him.
Ronaldo, 33, has been accused of sexually assaulting Kathryn Mayorga at a Las Vegas hotel in 2009, an accusation that came to the fore in October last year through German publication Der Spiegel.
According to the weekly magazine, Ronaldo and the alleged victim reached an out of court settlement nine years ago with a $375,000 payment for agreeing never to go public with the allegations.
While the five-time Ballon d'Or winner has firmly denied the allegations, branding it 'fake news', Mayorga's lawyers are now seeking to declare the reported non-disclosure agreement void.