The Las Vegas Police authorities have issued a warrant to obtain Cristiano Ronaldo’s DNA to see if it matches that found on the dress of his rape accuser, the Wall Street Journal has reported.
The American police warrant was sent to the Italian court system, the country where Ronaldo currently plays for Juventus.
Kathryn Mayorga, a US model, 34, claims she was sexually assaulted by the Portuguese footballer in a Las Vegas hotel room in the early hours of June 13, 2009. Ronaldo strongly denies the allegations – calling them “fake news” – insisting the sex was consensual. But, leaked court papers suggest his legal team agreed to pay £287,000 to stop Mayorga pursuing charges and gagged her from speaking out — but did not admit any wrongdoing. However, the Vegas police re-opened the investigation into the case last year.
Ms Mayorga, then 25, was working in Rain nightclub, inside the Palms Casino Resort and met the star in the venue’s VIP area. American newspapers reported that legal papers on the case state: “Cristiano Ronaldo pulled the plaintiff into a bedroom and on to a bed and attempted to engage in sexual intercourse.” It said the plaintiff refused, tried to cover herself and was screaming: “No, no, no”. It adds: “When Cristiano Ronaldo completed the sexual assault, he allowed her to leave the bedroom stating he was sorry, he was usually a gentleman.”