Cristiano Ronaldo has claimed he and his rape accuser returned to the club they met in after having s_x. Kathryn Mayorga, 34, says she left Ronaldo’s Las Vegas penthouse suite in June 2009 to drive to a hospital – but ended up going home instead.
Portuguese paper Correio da Manha said today: “The version of CR7 is different: after [s_x] he and Mayorga returned to Rain nightclub and spent several hours together.”
Lawyers for the Juventus footballer, 33, want to obtain CCTV footage from Rain at the Palms Hotel.
A source said: “Any CCTV that showed Cristiano with Mayorga in the club after visiting his room would
support his version.”
But chances are slim as Rain closed in 2012.
Meanwhile, lawyer Peter S Christiansen said Ronaldo will “no longer stand silent”.
Citing a mutual release agreed with Mayorga in 2010, he said: “Given the breach and the inflammatory accusations, [he] feels compelled to no longer stand silent. [He] vehemently denies all allegations.”
He added that Ronaldo made the 2010 agreement to thwart any bids “to destroy a reputation built upon hard work, athleticism and honour”.
Ronaldo “vehemently denies all accusations” made against him by Mayorga, who has has filed a lawsuit against the 33-year-old claiming he raped her in a Las Vegas hotel in 2009 before sending a team of ‘fixers’ to obstruct the criminal investigation and trick her into keeping quiet for $375,00 (£268,000).
Las Vegas police confirmed on Monday that they have reopened a sexual assault case from 2009.
Christiansen says Ronaldo’s position continues to be that “what happened in 2009 in Las Vegas was completely consensual.”