Cristiano Ronaldo’s girlfriend throws support behind footballer as he denies rape accusations


Georgina is sticking by her man (Picture: Getty Images)

Cristiano Ronaldo’s girlfriend has shown her support for the footballer by retweeting his denial of the accusations of rape that have been leveled at him.

Georgina Rodriguez, the mother of his youngest daughter, retweeted his statement and added a prayer hand emoji and love hearts.

Earlier on Wednesday Ronaldo had taken to the social media site to say that rape ‘is an abominable crime that goes against everything that I am and believe in the accusations being issued against me’.

The 33-year-old Portuguese footballer has been accused of raping Kathryn Mayorga in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2009; the case was recently reopened by Nevada police after Ronaldo and Mayorga allegedly reached an out-of-court agreement.

Georgina, 23, has thrown her support behind Ronaldo (Picture: Getty Images)

‘I firmly deny the accusations being issued against me. Rape is an abominable crime that goes against everything that I am and believe in,’ tweeted Ronaldo.

‘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. My clear conscious will thereby allow me to await with tranquility the results of any and all investigations. (sic)’

The pair have been dating for two years (Picture: Getty Images)

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department confirmed in a statement that ‘as of September 2018, the case has been reopened and our detectives are following up on information being provided by the victim’.

Mayorga alleges in the lawsuit that she was pressured into signing a nondisclosure agreement to keep the alleged rape secret and is seeking no less than $200,000 in penalties and damages.

In the suit, Mayorga said she met Ronaldo on the evening of 12 June 2009 at the Rain Nightclub in the Palms Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

She claims she was invited to join guests in a hot tub but she declined because she did not have a bathing suit and when Ronaldo offered her clothing he reportedly followed her into a bathroom and demanded she perform oral sex.

When she rejected his advance and said she wanted to leave, the suit claims that he Ronaldo pulled her into a bedroom and anally raped her while she screamed ‘no, no, no’.

The lawsuit said Mayorga reported the alleged assault to the Las Vegas police the same day and underwent an examination at a local hospital but under pressure from Ronaldo’s ‘fixers,’ Mayorga settled the case ‘in exchange for a payment of $375,000 and non-disclosure of the sexual assault,’ the lawsuit said.

The new suit claims the settlement should be voided because she was ‘incompetent and lacked the mental capacity to participate in negotiations and settlement of her claims due to the injuries suffered during the initial sexual assault’.

The suit also called for the agreement to be dismissed because it allegedly amounted to concealment of a crime for which there is no statute of limitations.

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