In light of the rape allegation against Cristiano Ronaldo by Kathryn Mayorga, the attorneys for the supposed rape victim have announced that a summons has been issued and sent for service to the Juventus star.
According to German media outlet Der Speigel on Friday, Mayorga claimed that Ronaldo assaulted her sexually in a hotel room in Las Vegas nine years ago.
The Police in Las Vagas have proceeded to reopen the case and said in a statement released by the BBC: “At the time the report was taken, the victim did not provide detectives with the location of the incident or suspect description.
“As of September 2018, the case has been reopened and our detectives are following up on information being provided.”
Meanwhile, Ronaldo has strongly denied the allegation, stating: “Rape is an abominable crime that goes against everything that I am and believe in.”
“Keen as I may be to clear my name, I refuse to feed the media spectacle created by people seeking to promote themselves at my expense.”
His lawyer also described the report from Speigel as blatantly illegal. He also revealed that he had been asked to seek compensation for moral damages due to one of the most serious violations of personal rights recently.
Meanwhile, Mayorga, 34, reportedly filed a rape report with the police in Las Vegas after the incident.
According to her. an out-of-court settlement had been reached with Ronaldo in 2010 which involved a payment of $375,000 for agreeing never to go public with the allegations
Ronaldo has 20 days from the date of the issuance of the summons to answer the complaint in Kathryn Mayorga’s case.