Kathryn Mayorga has come forward with rape allegations against Cristiano Ronaldo.
She opened up to German magazine Der Spiegel about a 2009 incident in which she alleged the Juventus star brought her back to his Las Vegas, Nevada hotel, forced her into a room and raped her.
Kathryn recalled willingly returning to the suite at the Hotel Palms Place where she claims he asked her to touch him and perform a sex act. She said she refused and it was then that Ronaldo assaulted her.
Cristiano Ronaldo has denied Kathryn Mayorga’s claims he raped her during a 2009 trip to Las Vegas, Nevada +1
Cristiano Ronaldo has denied Kathryn Mayorga’s claims he raped her during a 2009 trip to Las Vegas, Nevada
She told the outlet she didn’t want to relive her trauma in court, so they settled on their own. The process reportedly required Ronaldo to share his recollection of events, which differed each time he wrote it down.
Der Spiegel reported that their staff saw a copy of the documents, in which he initially admitted: ‘She said no and stop several times.’ In later versions of the story, Ronaldo claimed their sexual encounter was consensual.
He continues to deny that he raped Kathryn. In fact, he called her claims ‘fake news’ in a recent Instagram video, alleging that she was trying to get famous by taking aim at him.
Ronaldo’s girlfriend,Georgina Rodriguez, is standing by him as well.
Who is Kathryn Mayorga?
Kathryn Mayorga is a 34-year-old former school teacher who once aspired to be a model. She was working at Rain nightclub in Las Vegas when she met Cristiano Ronaldo.
She was 25 at the time.
She has since quit her teaching job and gone into hiding.
According to Heavy, court documents described Kathryn as being ‘raised in a middle-class family’. Her father was a firefighter and her mother was a stay-at-home mom.
Kathryn has a degree in journalism from the University of Nevada, but didn’t work in the field. Instead she was ‘variously employed as a schoolteacher, model and sales-product representative’.
She was previously married, but the pair separated. The identity of her former husband is unknown, but The Sun reports that he was a bartender and part-time computer repairman.
They were married in 2008 and split after just a year.
Kathryn is from Las Vegas, Nevada originally, according to the outlet.
Cristiano Ronaldo accused of rape
Heavy reported that Kathryn Mayorga filed a complaint with the Clark County Nevada Eighth Judicial District Court on September 27. In the filing, she alleged that Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo forced himself on her while on holiday in Las Vegas, Nevada.
She claimed, in court documents, that she was invited to Rain nightclub by a friend. She met the 33-year-old in the VIP section and was invited, along with a few friends, to go back to his suite.
There, she and the others were invited to get in a hot tub. Kathryn said she didn’t have a swimsuit, so Ronaldo offered her something to wear.
She claimed she followed him into another room to retrieve the clothes and went into a bathroom to change. The soccer player reportedly entered the bathroom and told Kathryn to perform oral sex on him.
Kathryn said in her written statement that she refused and made it clear that she wanted to leave the suite. She claims that at that time, he pulled her into a bedroom and tried to have sex with her.
She recalled covering herself to prevent penetration. At that time, Kathryn alleges that Ronaldo turned her over and forcibly sodomized her while she screamed ‘no’ repeatedly.
Kathryn reported the incident to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police that same day, but didn’t name Ronaldo as her attacker ‘out of fear of public humiliation and retaliation’.
She was examined at University Medical Center ‘where physical evidence of the sodomy was documented and photographed’.
A week after the incident, Kathryn said she told police Ronaldo raped her and was told she’d be accused of making up lies to extort money.
Kathryn was allegedly paid £287,000 — which the soccer player made in one week playing for Real Madrid — to keep quiet.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s girlfriend’s Instagram
After Kathryn Mayorga came forward with her allegations against Cristiano Ronald, the footballer’s girlfriend posted a message of support for her man. She shared a photo of herself sitting in the stands at Allianz Stadium, where he plays for Juventus.
In the caption she said: ‘You always transform the obstacles that are put in your way into impulse and strength to show how great you are. Thank you for making us enjoy each game. Always more and better. I love you @cristiano.’