Cristiano Ronaldo is filmed in intimate clinch with his gyrating rape accuser, just hours before she claims he sexually assaulted her in penthouse of Vegas hotel
- Kathryn Mayorga claims in court papers filed in Las Vegas she was raped in 2009
- Video shows her and Cristiano Ronaldo grinding against each other hours before
- The pair are seen holding her hand, whispering in each other’s ear and dancing
- Ronaldo took to Twitter today to firmly deny the rape calling the act ‘abominable’
A video of Cristiano Ronaldo dancing with rape accuser Kathryn Mayorga in a Las Vegas nightclub just hours before the alleged attack has emerged.
The Juventus star, who denies the accusation, is seen dancing intimately with the aspiring model while holding her hand, whispering in her ear and grinding against her.
The mobile phone footage, filmed in 2009 on the night the alleged rape took place, shows a then 24-year-old Ronaldo wrapping his arms around Ms Mayorga while she dances provocatively against him at the Palms Hotel and Casino in Nevada.
Intimate: The Juventus footballer, who denies the accusation, is seen dancing intimately with the aspiring model while holding her hand, whispering in her ear and grinding against her
Dancing together: The mobile phone footage, filmed in 2009 on the night the alleged rape took place, shows a then 24-year-old Ronaldo wrapping his arm around Ms Mayorga while she dances provocatively against him at the Palms Hotel and Casino in Nevada
Just hours later the multi-millionaire footballer, wearing a fitted white shirt hugging his famously muscular torso, is accused of continuing to have sex with the then 25-year-old nightclub dancer in the hotel’s penthouse suite after she had said ‘stop’.
Ms Mayora, wearing a strapless silver dress, is filmed embracing the Portuguese star who has won 26 major trophies in a glittering career spanning 16 years.
Now a teacher, Ms Mayorga then worked as an in-house nightclub dancer and is filmed sharing jokes with the former Real Madrid and Manchester United star while placing both hands on his lower back.
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Just hours later the multi-millionaire footballer, wearing a fitted white shirt hugging his famously muscular torso, is accused of continuing to have sex with the then 25-year-old nightclub dancer in the penthouse suite after she had said ‘stop’
Embrace: Ms Mayora, wearing a strapless silver dress is filmed embracing the Portuguese star who has won five Champions League trophies in a glittering career spanning 16 years
Alleged victim: Kathryn Mayorga (pictured) a 34-year-old teacher who was an aspiring model at the time of the alleged assault, claims Ronaldo raped her in a bathroom at the Palms Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas in the early hours of June 13, 2009
Ronaldo in turn is seen crouching low while dancing before bouncing up and down and sticking his tongue out playfully at the stunning Ms Mayorga.
The two, who were seemingly engrossed with one and other throughout the night, at one point sip their drinks while dancing closely and nuzzling into each other’s necks.
Ms Mayorga claims Ronaldo later attacked her in the penthouse suite of the Palms Casino Resort — before allegedly apologising and saying he is ‘usually a gentleman’.
Today, Ronaldo, 33, took to Twitter to defend himself, posting: ‘I firmly deny the accusations being issued against me. Rape is an abominable crime that goes against everything that I am and believe in.
‘Keen as I may be to clear my name, I refuse to feed the media spectacle created by people seeking to promote themselves at my expense.’
In a second tweet, he added: ‘My clear conscious will thereby allow me to await with tranquillity the results of any and all investigations.’
Whispers: The pair were filmed whispering in each other’s ears while dancing closely and laughing
Cuddling: The two wrapped their arms around each other while dancing together in Las Vegas
All smiles: Ronaldo and Ms Mayorga shared a laugh together while she caressed his upper arm
Dancing: As the night progressed the pair danced closely on each other while cuddling
Tender: The two appeared intimate and Ronaldo was filmed wrapping arm arm around Ms Mayorga’s waist
Close: Ms Mayorga in turn wrapped her arm around Ronaldo’s neck while holding her drink in her other hand
Ronaldo (pictured today) has denied claims he raped a model in a Las Vegas hotel room nine years ago and said that his accusers are ‘seeking to promote themselves’
The Portuguese footballer said ‘rape is an abominable crime that goes against everything that I am and believe in’ as he took to Twitter to counter the allegations
Court papers claimed he attacked her even though she was screaming ‘No, no, no!’
Ronaldo was seen yesterday watching his new team Juventus in a Champions League clash alongside his young son.
He has repeatedly refused to reveal the identity of the boy’s American mother, with speculation that he was born to a surrogate or after a one-night-stand.
The superstar also has two twins born to a surrogate mother in the US and daughter with his current girlfriend who was born in November 2017.
The ex-Manchester United player spoke out in a video on Instagram just hours after Mayorga’s lawyer filed court documents about the case. Grinning into the camera, he said: ‘No, no, no, no, no. What they said today? Fake, fake news.’
‘They want to promote [themselves by using] my name. It’s normal. They want to be famous to say my name, but it is part of the job. I am a happy man and all good.’
On Monday Las Vegas police reopened an investigation into Kathryn Mayorga’s claims that Ronaldo raped her in 2009. Ronaldo is pictured with Mayorga in a Las Vegas nightclub in 2009
The 33-year-old footballer was accompanied by his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez, 23, and his seven-year-old son Cristiano as they watched Juventus from the stands last night
Wearing a brown blazer over a white T-shirt, Ronaldo was seen watching intently from the luxury seats at the Allianz Stadium in Turin, Italy
Banned: Ronaldo was unable to play in the game after getting one-match ban for being sent off in the previous round against Valencia
The pair had met at Rain nightclub at the Palms, where Ronaldo was staying on holiday. Pictures show Ronaldo and Ms Mayorga together at the club. In one intimate moment he clasps her hand while whispering into her ear.
According to documents filed at Clark County District Court on Friday, the footballer, invited Ms Mayorga and a friend to his penthouse suite ‘to enjoy the view of the Las Vegas Strip’.
Ms Mayorga claims she refused to get into his hot tub because she did not want to ruin her dress, then Ronaldo offered her some athletic shorts and a T-shirt and pointed her towards a bathroom where she could change.
The court documents state that as she was changing, Ronaldo entered the bathroom, exposed himself and asked her to perform a sex act.
The documents add: ‘The plaintiff [Ms Mayorga] refused and stated she wanted to leave the hotel suite. Upon leaving the bathroom, Ronaldo pulled the plaintiff into a bedroom and on to a bed and attempted to engage in sexual intercourse. Plaintiff refused… and covered herself in an attempt to prevent sexual penetration.’
According to the papers, the striker then turned Ms Mayorga on to her side, and that even though she was screaming ‘no, no, no!’, she was raped by the star.
The documents claim Ronaldo left the bedroom after the assault, ‘stating he was sorry, he was usually a gentleman’.
Separately, in an interview with Der Spiegel, Ms Mayorga claims Ronaldo said he was ’99 percent good a good guy’ let down by the ‘1 percent’.
The court documents claim the footballer confirmed the pair had sex but said it was consensual.
Ms Mayorga alleges she reported the incident to Las Vegas police later that day and went to hospital where evidence of the alleged rape was documented and photographed.
The Portugese footballer smiled in a video on his Instagram as he told fans the rape accusations were fake news
She later hired a lawyer, and in 2010 negotiated a £287,000 out-of-court settlement. As part of that deal, she agreed never to go public with her allegations.
But the new claim seeks to overturn that settlement, which she says she only signed because she was ‘terrified of retaliation’ from Ronaldo and of ‘being publicly humiliated by being identified as a victim of sexual assault’.
Her lawyer also claimed she was ‘incompetent and lacked the capacity’ to enter into the agreement at the time due to the psychological impact of the attack.
She says she has been left traumatised by the incident and has now gone public, in part because of the #MeToo movement in which women have shared their tales of abuse. She also claimed to have been left with PTSD and ‘major depression’.
The lawsuit also the psychological impact of the incident had made Ms Mayorga feel suicidal and left her struggling to maintain her relationships and stay in work.
Ronaldo claimed Ms Mayorga’s physical injuries were caused by another person.
Court papers quote alleged correspondence between Ronaldo’s legal team, in which an unnamed person writes the financial settlement with Ms Mayorga is ‘incredibly favourable’ and resulted in her not pursing a criminal case ‘which could have resulted in Cristiano Ronaldo being imprisoned for a life sentence for sexual assault’.
Ms Mayorga is suing for damages which could run into millions of dollars. But Ronaldo’s lawyers have vowed to sue German magazine Der Spiegel, which originally reported Ms Mayorga’s claims, saying the ‘blatantly illegal’ story ‘violates the personal rights of our client in an exceptionally serious way’.
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