Cristiano Ronaldo Says He Is ‘Calm’ Over Rape Allegations

Fresh Documents To Be Lodged With Police

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo insists he isn’t worried over rape allegations made against him.

The Juventus and Portugal superstar is being accused of raping an American woman, Kathryn Mayorga in the penthouse suite of a hotel in Las Vegas in 2009. Ms Mayorga’s legal team are seeking to overturn an agreement allegedly made between her and Ronaldo the following year in which he paid her $375,000 in return for her silence on the matter.

Ronaldo is taking a few days’ holiday. He was asked by the Italian newspaper Tuttosport for comments on the matter.

“I am innocent so I am calm,” he said.

Ms Mayorga’s legal representatives are expected to file new documents by tomorrow to the Las Vegas police department.

Meanwhile, Ronaldo’s family have come out on the offensive. His sister Katia Aveiro posted on Instagram a mock-up image of her brother dressed as Superman. There are two hashtags: one translates as #Ronaldo we are with you till the end, the other #JusticeforCR7.