Police reopens case after Cristiano Ronaldo gets sued by woman for sexual assault
Las Vegas police have reportedly reopened a criminal investigation at the request of a woman who has alleged in a civil suit that global football star Cristiano Ronaldo sexually assaulted her in 2009.
Kathryn Mayorga, the woman who alleged that Cristiano Ronaldo raped her, has reportedly revealed extensive details of the events she claims took place in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2009.
The 34-year-old teacher claims the footballer forced her to have sex with him in the bathroom of his penthouse suite, despite repeatedly being told not to. However, Ronaldo has vehemently denied all the allegations.
In an interview given to a leading magazine, Mayogra said that she had chosen to go public in the wake of the #MeToo revelations.
The alleged assault occurred in the summer that Ronaldo left Manchester United for Real Madrid to become the then most expensive player in the world. In the interview, Mayorga alleges that Ronaldo met her in a nightclub, where she was working and invited her back to his hotel room. He then forced her to have anal sex with him after she had rebuffed a series of advances.
Ronaldo’s lawyer, Christian Schertz, said the Spiegel report “is manifestly illegal and violates the personal rights of our client Cristiano Ronaldo in an extremely serious way” and is “one of the most serious violations of personal rights in recent years”.
Police said on Monday that they responded to a sexual assault call on the date Mayorga is alleging in her civil suit but said the victim did not provide detectives with the location of the incident or suspect description at the time.
"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 ongoing investigation and no further details will be released at this time," the police statement said.