LAWYERS of the model who claims Cristiano Ronaldo raped her in Las Vegas could question his former flames Gemma Atkinson, Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian.
(Ronaldo, pictured partying with Kim Kardashian in 2010, has been accused of raping a model in Las Vegas)
Police have re-opened the case into the allegation that the footballing superstar, 33, sexually assaulted Kathryn Mayorga, 34, in June 2009.
The model-turned teacher’s legal team has confirmed that the Portuguese athlete’s ex-girlfriends could be quizzed as part of the probe, reports the Sunday Mirror.
Among those who attorneys want to question is former Emmerdale and Hollyoaks actress Atkinson – who dated the then-Manchester United forward in 2007.
Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton and supermodel Irina Shayk could also be questioned under oath, according to the report.
Ronaldo strongly denies the allegations made by Ms Mayorga.
There is no suggestion that the Juventus player sexually assaulted any of his previous girlfriends.
Leslie Stovall, Ms Mayorga’s attorney, told the Mirror that former relationships provide a “great insight” into the accused’s conduct and behaviour.
He added: “It will help build a picture of Mr Ronaldo’s behaviour which could prove vital to our case.
“I want to speak to any girlfriend who knew or knows him intimately. I will travel to the UK if I need to.”
“Kathryn is determined no one else should suffer like she has. We will leave no stone unturned in pursuit of that.”
Ms Mayorga’s team also want to trace one woman, now 40, who claims Ronaldo assaulted her during his Manchester United days.
Ronaldo, 20 at the time, was arrested on suspicion of rape over the alleged incident at London’s Sanderson Hotel.
He and a second man, in his thirties, were accused of assaulting two women after United’s 3-2 win at Fulham on October 1, 2005. The forward told pals he had been “stitched up”.
One woman withdrew her complaint and the Crown Prosecution Service ruled there was insufficient evidence to push ahead in relation to the other.
Mr Stovall added: “We are actively looking for this woman. She may hold information that may help us in our case. It is important we talk with her.”
Ever since turning professional in 2002, the Portuguese star has been linked to a string of actresses, models and socialites.
Gemma Atkinson once said their romance was “really, really glamorous”.
She also told how on their first date they enjoyed cups of tea at her house while watching sitcom Only Fools and Horses.
A representative for Gemma last night said she did not wish to comment.
After leaving Man United for Real Madrid in 2009 – and around the time of the alleged rape – Ronaldo briefly dated American socialite Paris Hilton, 37.
The following year US reality TV star Kim Kardashian, also 37, was seen in Madrid and spending time with Ronaldo.
His longest relationship was with Russian Irina Shayk, 32, from 2010-2015.
Ronaldo became a dad to Cristiano Ronaldo Jr in June 2010, announcing he had full custody of his child and would not publicly reveal who the mother was.
Last year he said he had fathered twins – Eva Maria and Mateo – via a surrogate in the US. And last November, girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez, 23, gave birth to their daughter Alana Martina.
If Ronaldo faces legal proceedings he could be extradited to the US under a treaty agreement with Italy.
2002: After marking his debut with two goals for Sporting Clube de Portugal in the Primeira Liga, Ronaldo scored off the pitch with Portuguese model Karina Ferro. However, the relationship took an early bath.
2003: Brazilian model Jordana Jardel was the star’s first notable girlfriend as a professional. She was introduced to the young player by her brother, Mario Jardel, who was a teammate at Sporting Lisbon.
2005/2006: Merche Romero dated Ronaldo from January 2005 to September 2006. Also from Portugal, she was famous in her own right as model and TV presenter. The biggest talking point was how CR7 was nine years younger than her.
2006: Big Brother beauty Imogen Thomas was said to have first grown close to the Manchester star Ronaldo 2006. They reportedly enjoyed a night of passion, rekindling their romance years later in 2011. A spokesman for Imogen denied the claims, saying that Ronaldo had bombarded her with phone calls.
2007: Escorts Gemma Storey and Tyese Cunningham told how they had enjoyed a romp with Ronaldo and his Man United team-mates Anderson and Nani. The Old Trafford trio wanted to celebrate their first win of the season over Spurs, so they enlisted the Yorkshire-based call girls. Ronaldo ended up with a hefty £3,000 fine for his exploits while Tyese later said she was unhappy with the way she and the others were treated by the men.
2007: Despite earning £274,000 per week and having been a millionaire since his early 20s, he wooed Gemma Atkinson over nights in front of tele and a cup of tea. They dated for four months.
2007: Indian model and actress Bipasha Basu was pictured kissing Ronaldo despite being in a relationship at the time with Indian actor John Abraham. She said they formed an unlikely bond over his love of Bollywood movies.
2008: Ronaldo sought comfort in the arms of Spanish model Nereida Gallardo but the relationship received a red card after only a month.
2009: After splitting with boyfriend Doug Reinhardt, hotel heiress Paris Hilton checked into the arms of Ronaldo, who spent the summer of 2009 partying together in California. A report later revealed Paris dumped Ronaldo because she thought he was a “sissy.”
2010: Before Kanye West, Kim Kardashian and Ronaldo were the talk of Hollywood. The pair were reportedly seen kissing in Madrid where she was enjoying a three-day vacation.
2010 to 2015: After supposed encounters with the likes of Gabriela Endringer and Raffaella Fico, the footballer found a lasting relationship with Irina Shayk. The Russian model appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue and was even rumoured to be set to marry the forward. However, the couple failed to make the altar and split in 2015
2015: Ronaldo’s rebound girl after his breakup with Shayk in early 2015 was Lucia Villalon, a Spanish TV reporter. It lasted a mere few months.
2016 to present: Now settled with convicted drugs kingpin Jorge Rodriguez’s daughter, Georgina, the couple had a child together – Ronaldo’s fourth – in November last year. She has voiced her support for her man amid the rape allegations.