Attorney says Ronaldo rape report documents altered, fabricated

Attorney says Ronaldo rape report documents altered, fabricated

Up until now Ronaldo has not acknowledged any agreement with Mayorga but in his statement Christiansen confirmed it did exist.

A message left with the firm representing Mayorga by USA TODAY Sports was not immediately returned on Wednesday.

Ronaldo, 33, of Portugal, plays for the Italian club Juventus and his home country's national team.

One of Ronaldo's major sponsors, Nike, said it is "deeply concerned by the disturbing allegations".

A lawsuit filed September 27 in Nevada state court seeks to void the non-disclosure agreement that Mayorga's attorneys say she signed while accepting US$375,000 to keep quiet.

Speaking to reporters in Nevada last week, lawyer Leslie Stovall said the woman suffers from depression and post-traumatic stress linked to the alleged incident, and was encouraged to launch legal action after seeing others do the same as part of the #MeToo movement. "I firmly deny the accusations being issued against me", he said earlier this month.

'The documents that allegedly contain statements by Mr. Ronaldo and that were reproduced by the media [emphasis included in statement] are pure inventions.

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Christiansen declined to comment further. Their 9,000-word interview, published two weeks ago, contained details of the documents. His office issued a statement to The Associated Press saying his role in the case does not permit him to publicly comment.

In 2010, she reportedly reached an out-of-court settlement with Ronaldo involving a $375,000 (£288,000) payment for agreeing never to go public with the allegations. Ronaldo's lawyer in Berlin, Christian Schertz, has refused comment about the rape allegation. The Guardian has approached Der Spiegel for comment.

"It is my understanding that in 2015, dozens of entities [including law firms] across many different industries throughout Europe were hacked and their electronic data was stolen and captured by a cybercriminal", the statement adds.

"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". To absolve any doubt, Mr. Ronaldo has always maintained, as he does today, that what occurred in 2009 in Las Vegas was consensual in nature.

"Cristiano Ronaldo does not deny he agreed to conclude an agreement with [Ms Mayorga] but the reasons that led him to do so are at least to be misrepresented".

"Unfortunately, it is now involved in the type of litigation that is very common in the United States".

Christiansen's statement claims that documents obtained by Der Spiegel were "stolen" and "easily manipulated", adding "it is absolutely deplorable that any media outlet would support or advance such an elaborate and deliberate defamation campaign".

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