Las Vegas Police Issue Warrant For Cristiano Ronaldo’s DNA Following Rape Allegations

Brenda Watkins
January 11, 2019

Officials with Nevada's Las Vegas Police Department have issued a warrant to obtain DNA samples from football player Cristiano Ronaldo as part of their ongoing investigation into rape allegations made by Kathryn Mayorga.

"Mr Ronaldo has always maintained, as he does today, that what occurred in 2009 in Las Vegas was consensual in nature", Peter S. Christiansen, a lawyer for the striker, said in October.

Back in 2010, Lennard wrote in a "tell-all" account for the Mirror that she had a fling with Ronaldo during the time when the then-Manchester United star was seeing supermodel Irina Shayk.

But Ronaldo, according to court papers filed by Mayorga, apologized to her after the alleged attack, telling her, "Sorry, I'm usually a gentleman".

Ronaldo and his lawyers declined to comment on the warrant to the Journal, which reported that the warrant has been sent to Italy and is making its way through the court system.

Ronaldo has not been served with the lawsuit, Christiansen said.

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Ronaldo's team denied those accusations, stating the two had never met.

The Portuguese forward was accused in September of sexually assaulting American woman Kathryn Mayorga in a hotel room in Las Vegas in June 2009 - a claim he denied.

Investigators in Las Vegas found DNA on Mayorga's dress belonging to someone else, the law enforcement official confirmed to the newspaper. She claims that they have had a relationship for a full decade, and she suffered emotional trauma and even threats against her life. It was then that the dress she had worn was collected for evidence. It seeks to void a $375,000 non-disclosure settlement after the 2009 encounter.

On the same day Mayorga says she was raped, she went to the police to report it and had a rape kit done.

As the night progressed, the footballer reportedly sexually assaulted Mayorga in his bedroom after cornering her inside one of the suite's bathrooms.

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