Cristiano Ronaldo’s lawyer released a statement claiming the legal documents published by Der Spiegel relating to rape allegations were “altered and/or completely fabricated.”
The German magazine was the first to break the story of model Kathryn Mayorga’s allegations and claims the 2009 non-disclosure agreement was invalid.
She signed a $375,000 settlement not to make her claims public, but Juventus star Ronaldo’s lawyer Peter Christiansen released a statement following the publication of documents Der Spiegel says were part of the deal.
“Cristiano Ronaldo vehemently denies all the accusations in this civil action, in consistency with what he has done in the last 9 years,” the statement read.
“The documents that allegedly contain statements by Mr. Ronaldo and were reproduced in the media are pure inventions.
“By 2015, dozens of entities (including law firms) in different parts of Europe were attacked and their electronic data stolen by a cyber criminal.
“This hacker tried to sell such information, and a media outlet irresponsibly ended up publishing some of the stolen documents, significant parts of which were altered and / or completely fabricated.
“Once again, for the avoidance of doubt, Cristiano Ronaldo’s position has always been, and continues to be, that what happened in 2009 in Las Vegas was completely consensual.”