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Cristiano Ronaldo admits he paid Rs 2.7 crore to rape accuser

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Aug 20, 2019, 4:34 pm IST
Updated Aug 20, 2019, 4:39 pm IST
Court documents stated that Kathryn Mayorga accepted money from Ronaldo in 2010 as part of a settlement.
In 2018, Kathryn Mayorga opened the case up by identifying Cristiano Ronaldo as the man that had allegedly raped her. (Photo: AFP/Twitter)
 In 2018, Kathryn Mayorga opened the case up by identifying Cristiano Ronaldo as the man that had allegedly raped her. (Photo: AFP/Twitter)

Mumbai: Juventus and Portugal footballer Cristiano Ronaldo’s lawyers have revealed for the first time the sum of money that he had paid to Kathryn Mayorga to settle her sexual assault claims was USD 375,000 (Rs 2.7 crore).

Court documents stated that Kathryn Mayorga accepted money from Ronaldo in 2010 as part of a settlement and signed a confidentiality agreement vowing to keep the alleged incident quiet. But in 2018, Mayorga opened the case up by identifying Ronaldo as the man that had allegedly raped her.

 

Mayorga has also said that her emotional trauma at the time did not allow her to participate in the mediation process for the financial settlement and because of that, she couldn’t act at that time. But in 2018, she was inspired to speak out on this incident due to the #MeToo movement.

A German Magazine had stated that the alleged incident had taken place at the Rains Nightclub at the Palms Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada in June 2009.

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