Football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo strongly denies what he calls ‘disgusting’ claims saying that he had paid one woman £300,000 to silence her after she began to accuse him of raping her.
The unsupported claims had been made by Der Spiegel, a German magazine alleging that Real Madrid’s forward Ronaldo, 32, had paid her a settlement back in 2010 after an alleged 2009 incident.
Response to Claims
The former player for Manchester United and his representatives slammed the blasphemous article and branded it as a “piece of journalistic fiction.”
In the statement that was released by a firm for sports management, Gestifute, and founded by an agent of Ronaldo, Jorge Mendes, added that these claims are “outrageous and disgusting.”
The article stated that these allegations came from the woman herself who wrote a letter. She was around her 20s during the period of the alleged incident.
However Portuguese citizen Ronaldo denied he ever received the letter.
Press Statement Response
Gestifute’s recent statement read: “The German newspaper Der Spiegel today publishes an extensive report on an allegation of rape alleged to have been made to Cristiano Ronaldo in 2009, ie about 8 years ago.
“It is a piece of journalistic fiction.”
It went on: “And the whole plot is based on unsigned documents and where the parties are identified by codes, in emails between lawyers who do not concern Cristiano Ronaldo and whose authenticity he does not know, and in a supposed letter that would have been sent by the putative victim, but which he never received.
Falsehood of Claims
“The report by Der Spiegel is false and Cristiano Ronaldo will act against this media by all means at his fingertips.
“The imputation of a violation is a disgusting and outrageous accusation that can not be made clear.”