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DNA request made in Ronaldo rape case!


DNA request made in Ronaldo rape case!

Las Vegas police have asked soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo to submit a DNA sample as part of their investigation into rape made against him. The Juventus forward has vehemently denied the accusations — with his lawyer, Peter Christiansen, telling AFP news agency the request was standard procedure.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said it had made an official request to Italian authorities, adding it is “taking the same steps in this case as in any other sexual assault to facilitate the collection of DNA evidence.”

Former model Kathryn Mayorga, 34, of Las Vegas, accused Ronaldo in a complaint filed last year in the state of Nevada. She claims after meeting him at a Las Vegas nightclub, he raped her at his hotel suite on Jun 13, 2009 — just before he joined Real Madrid from Manchester United. Mayorga alleges she was paid to keep quiet.

Ronaldo’s lawyers have said that the non-disclosure agreement signed with the former model is “by no means a confession of guilt.”

Mayorga’s attorney has previously said that the model agreed to an out-of-court settlement to keep her name from going public, but was inspired to speak out by the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment.

Mayorga’s attorney could not immediately be reached for comment on Thursday.

- Source: News websites

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