Ronaldo rape claims fabricated - lawyer
LAS VEGAS (AP):
Cristiano Ronaldo's new Las Vegas lawyer says claims that the football star raped a woman are "complete fabrications" and the encounter was consensual.
Attorney Peter S. Christiansen yesterday issued a statement that doesn't deny Ronaldo and the woman reached a non-disclosure agreement in 2010.
The statement declared that documents cited in media reports about Ronaldo's Las Vegas hotel penthouse en-counter in 2009 with Kathryn Mayorga were altered before being "irrespon-sibly published."
Mayorga's attorneys did not immediately respond to mes-sages.
A lawsuit filed September 27 in Nevada state court seeks to void the non-disclosure agreement that Mayorga's attorneys say she signed, while accepting US$375,000 to keep quiet.
Las Vegas police say they have reopened a sexual assault investigation of the encounter between Ronaldo and Mayorga.