The £100million forward issued a blistering statement after saying he “compelled to no longer stand silent” after Kathryn Mayorga accused him of sexually assaulting her in 2009.
Below is the full statement retrieved from the Sun
“I have been hired to represent Cristiano Ronaldo with respect to the recent civil complaint arising from events alleged to have occurred in 2009, all of which were the subject of a mutual release between the parties in 2010.
“Given the breach of that agreement by the other side and the inflammatory accusations that have been lodged in the ensuing days as a result, Mr Ronaldo feels compelled to no longer stand silent and in fact, is entitled under the agreement to respond proportionately in kind.
“To be clear, Cristiano Ronaldo vehemently denies all the accusations in this civil action, in consistency with what he has done in the last nine years.
“The documents that allegedly contain statements by Mr. Ronaldo and were reproduced in the media are pure inventions.
“By 2015, dozens of entities (including law firms) in different parts of Europe were attacked and their electronic data stolen by a cybercriminal.
“This hacker tried to sell such information, and a media outlet irresponsibly ended up publishing some of the stolen documents, significant parts of which were altered and / or completely fabricated. Once again, for the avoidance of doubt, Cristiano Ronaldo’s position has always been, and continues to be, that what happened in 2009 in Las Vegas was completely consensual.
“Cristiano Ronaldo does not deny that he agreed to enter into an agreement, but the reasons that led him to do so are at least to be distorted. This agreement is by no means a confession of guilt. What happened was simply that Cristiano Ronaldo merely followed the advice of his advisors in order to put an end to the outrageous accusations made against him, in order precisely to avoid attempts, such as those we are now witnessing, to destroy a reputation built thanks to hard work, athletic ability and behavioral correction. Unfortunately, it is now involved in the type of litigation that is very common in the United States.
“While Cristiano Ronaldo is accustomed to being the subject of media attention that goes along with being famous, it is absolutely deplorable that any media outlet would support or advance such an elaborate and deliberate defamation campaign based on stolen, easily manipulated digital documents.
“Mr Ronaldo will leave future discussions of any and all legal matters to his attorneys here and in Europe. He is confident that the truth will survive this frenzy and the laws of Nevada will be upheld and enforced.
One woman is said to claim she was raped by Ronaldo after a party. Another accuser says she was “hurt by Ronaldo” and a third is reported to have entered into a non-disclosure agreement with the footballer in 2009, like model Kathryn Mayorga.
It is unclear whether the second and third women are claiming sexual misconduct by Juventus ace Ronaldo, 33, who has denied Ms Mayorga’s claim.
The player is being backed by his club Juventus – who put out a statement in support of their star signing.