Kathryn Mayorga says Cristiano Ronaldo paid her and sent a nondisclosure agreement
LAS VEGAS - Cristiano Ronaldo, one of the world's biggest soccer stars, has been accused of of rape.
Kathryn Mayorga says Ronaldo raped her in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2009.
She says she was paid $375,000 as part of a settlement and a nondisclosure agreement.
But now, saying she was inspired by the me too movement, Mayorga is suing. She wants the settlement and the agreement voided.
According to the New York Times, a German magazine reported the existence of the settlement last year.
They say they got documents, including an unsigned copy of the settlement and a six-page letter Mayorga wrote to Ronaldo, through football leaks, a website similar to Wikileaks.
"In Stovall and Associates opinion, the documents obtained from football leaks appeared to be evidence of the 2009 sexual assault of Kathryn Mayorga by Cristiano Ronaldo and the separate crime of obstruction of justice," Mayorga's attorney Larissa Drohobyczer said. "Stovall and Associates delivered these documents to the Las Vegas metropolitan police department."
Las Vegas police say they are re-opening their investigation into the alleged rape. Ronaldo denies the allegations, saying he has a "clear conscience."
He's a Portuguese footballer who plays for the Italian club Juventus and Portugal's national team.