Published: Fri, October 12, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Dora Pope

Lawyers want proof that documents altered

Lawyers want proof that documents altered

Cristiano Ronaldo's lawyer says the Juventus forward "vehemently denies" a rape allegation and claims statements reportedly originating from the player are "fabricated".

"This settlement is by no means a confession of guilt".

Der Spiegel, the German magazine, published an interview with Kathryn Mayorga and documents showing that Ronaldo agreed to pay her $375,000 as part of a non-disclosure agreement in 2010.

In this statement, Christiansen challenged the DER SPIEGEL coverage and claimed that "significant portions" of the documents were "altered and/or completely fabricated".

"So that there are no doubts: Cristiano Ronaldo vehemently denies all the accusations in this civil action", the statement says.

Stovall and Drohobyczer have said a Las Vegas psychiatrist diagnosed Mayorga with post-traumatic stress and depression "caused by Cristiano Ronaldo's sexual assault in 2009".

Attorneys for Mayorga said last week they may publicly release some of the documents as proof of their authenticity.

Ronaldo "is accustomed to being the subject of press attention that goes along with being famous", Christiansen said in a statement, that also acknowledged that Ronaldo and Kathryn Mayorga reached a non-disclosure agreement in 2010 after their encounter in Las Vegas.

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"Any document or information under the control or in the possession of Cristiano Ronaldo should be immediately turned over to the appropriate law enforcement agencies and the offices of Stovall & Associates to expedite the investigation and resolution of the alleged discrepancies in the "Football Leaks" documents".

Christiansen added "documents that allegedly contain statements by Cristiano Ronaldo and were reproduced in the media are pure invention".

In a lawsuit filed in Clark County (Nev.) District Court last month, Kathryn Mayorga detailed the alleged assault inside a suite at the Palms Hotel and Casino.

The Portuguese newspaper said that one of the main arguments Ronaldo will use in his defence is that Real Madrid forced him to come to the agreement with the American woman and that the lawyers for the Portuguese star and Real Madrid met many times in order to come up with the best strategy to respond to the case.

Rather, it's claimed Ronaldo entered into the agreement on the advice of his advisors, in order to end "outrageous accusations made against him". We have no reason to believe that those documents are not authentic.

Ronaldo has denied the accusations of rape against him, saying that he had a "clear conscience" as he awaits the conclusions of a U.S. police investigation.

Christiansen's statement is one more volley as Ronaldo continues to publicly battle Mayorga's claims that he raped her in a Las Vegas hotel room almost a decade ago.

Ronaldo joined Madrid from Manchester United in a world record transfer during summer 2009, with the Old Trafford outfit accepting Real's £80 million bid on June 11, and his presentation at the Bernabeu as a new Blancos player taking place on July 6.

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