Police issue warrant for Cristiano Ronaldo’s DNA in rape case

Lawrence Kim
January 10, 2019

Cristiano Ronaldo has been asked for a DNA sample as he cooperates with police in Las Vegas over allegations he raped USA woman Kathryn Mayorga in the city in 2009, according to American media reports. Mayorga signed a non-disclosure agreement with the former Real Madrid star in 2009, but is now suing Ronaldo, claiming that Ronaldo and his team of "fixers" coerced her into the agreement.

Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo threatened to "cut up" the body of "Celebrity Big Brother" contestant Jasmine Lennard if the model ever dated anyone else, she said in a series of tweets Tuesday.

Ten years ago, Jasmine Lennard and Cristiano Ronaldo were in a relationship, but revealed she has been communicating with him for the last 18 months.

Ronaldo has repeatedly denied the rape allegations.

"Mr. Ronaldo has always maintained, as he does today, that what occurred in 2009 in Las Vegas was consensual in nature", Ronaldo's lawyer Peter Christiansen wrote in a statement in October.

Mr. Chistiansen reportely declined to comment on the new developments in the probe.

Las Vegas police have discovered DNA other than that of the alleged victim on the item of clothing.

The investigation was reopened by police in Las Vegas last fall after the woman, Kathryn Mayorga, went public with the allegations in September, claiming Ronaldo - then 24 - raped her in a hotel there after a night of clubbing.

Lennard, 33, called the footballer "a psychopath" in now-deleted tweets, in which she pledged to assist the woman who has accused Ronaldo of rape.

It was there that Ronaldo forced himself on Ms. Mayorga while she begged him to stop, she alleges.

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

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