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Ronaldo rape claims fabricated - lawyer

Published:Thursday | October 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM
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LAS VEGAS (AP):

Cristiano Ronaldo's new Las Vegas lawyer says claims that the football star raped a woman are "complete fabrications" and the encounter was consensual.

Attorney Peter S. Christiansen yesterday issued a statement that doesn't deny Ronaldo and the woman reached a non-disclosure agreement in 2010.

The statement declared that documents cited in media reports about Ronaldo's Las Vegas hotel penthouse en-counter in 2009 with Kathryn Mayorga were altered before being "irrespon-sibly published."

Mayorga's attorneys did not immediately respond to mes-sages.

A lawsuit filed September 27 in Nevada state court seeks to void the non-disclosure agreement that Mayorga's attorneys say she signed, while accepting US$375,000 to keep quiet.

Las Vegas police say they have reopened a sexual assault investigation of the encounter between Ronaldo and Mayorga.