Las Vegas police seeking Ronaldo's DNA sample

Cristiano Ronaldo has been asked for a DNA sample as he cooperates with police in Las Vegas over allegations he raped USA woman Kathryn Mayorga in the city in 2009, according to American media reports.

"Mr. Ronaldo has always maintained, as he does today, that what occurred in Las Vegas in 2009 was consensual in nature, so it is not surprising that DNA would be present, nor that the police would make this very standard request as part of their investigation", Christiansen said.

Kathryn Mayorga filed a lawsuit last autumn alleging Ronaldo raped her in 2009 in Las Vegas and then agreed to pay her $375,000 to keep it secret.

Central to Der Spiegel's account is a questionnaire in which Ronaldo reportedly admits that Mayorga told him "no" and "stop" multiple times.

Law enforcement officials discovered DNA on Mayorga's dress from the 2009 incident that does not belong to Mayorga and want to see if the Juventus star's DNA is a match.


Ronaldo firmly denies the claims and is offering police full cooperation, including providing a DNA sample, USA news outlet TMZ Sports reports, citing sources close to the player.

Kathryn Mayorga went to cops back in '09 but didn't identify Ronaldo by name out of fear of retaliation.

Ten years ago, Jasmine Lennard and Cristiano Ronaldo were in a relationship, but revealed she has been communicating with him for the last 18 months.

However, Mayorga's lawyers are pursuing monetary damages and seeking to void the non-disclosure agreement on the grounds that she was legally incompetent to agree to a settlement.

Lennard, 33, called the footballer "a psychopath" in now-deleted tweets, in which she pledged to assist the woman who has accused Ronaldo of rape. The Journal reported that Mayorga's DNA is on the dress, and so is the DNA of an unknown party. It was then that the dress she had worn was collected for evidence.


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