It was heartwarming to see Cristiano Ronaldo’s girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez come out and support the Juventus footballer after rape allegations came to light. She took to Instagram to show support and her post read, ” You always transform the obstacles that are put in your way into impulse and strength to show how great you are.”
Earlier, 34-year-old, Kathryn Mayorga, claimed that she was raped by the footballer after she screamed “no” several times. Meanwhile, the footballer has denied all such claims, calling it fake.
According to CNN, Kathryn has claimed that the footballer originally paid her $375,000 in exchange for her silence, but she now wants to press charges against him.
According to news.com.au, Ronaldo has vehemently denied these claims and said that the sex was consensual. He is also set to sue the magazine for publishing “blatantly illegal” claims made by the woman.
Ronaldo’s lawyer Christian Schertz said in a statement the report was “an inadmissible reporting of suspicions in the area of privacy”, and that he would seek legal redress for his client from the magazine.
The star striker was said to have paid her more than USD 500,000 (£287,000) to ensure she would not speak about the allegations — but her lawyer is now challenging the alleged agreement. The woman has claimed that Ronaldo raped her anally, but star footballer says the sex was consensual.
According to Leslie Mark Stovall, the lawyer for the alleged victim, Kathryn Mayorga, Ronaldo and Mayorga then reached an out-of-court agreement, according to Stovall as reported in the magazine.