Cristiano Ronaldo has finally admitted to paying $375,000 in a settlement and confidentially agreement after sexual assault allegations stemming from a 2009 incident in Las Vegas, according to CNN.
Former model Kathryn Mayorga accused Ronaldo of raping her in a suite at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas in 2009. Ronaldo insisted that they had consensual sex, though Mayorga said that the Juventus star “forced himself on her and penetrated her vaginally and anally while she begged him to stop.”
The two settled out of court in 2010, when Ronaldo paid her $375,000 in the settlement and confidentiality agreement. However, Ronaldo has long denied that he paid her the money after reports of the settlement surfaced in 2017.
Mayorga then went public last August, attempting to void that settlement and have the case reopened, which the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department did. However they could not prove the allegations beyond a reasonable doubt and closed the case again last month. Read more