REPORT: Cristiano Ronaldo Allegedly Silenced Rape Accuser With $375K
Cristiano Ronaldo is being accused of doing something heinous and allegedly paying to make it go away.
The Portuguese professional footballer reportedly paid $375,000 to a woman who accused him of raping her in a Las Vegas hotel room back in 2009.
As reported by the NY Post:
“Ronaldo’s accuser signed the three-page settlement, following an unofficial deliberation in 2010, on the condition she would drop all charges and never speak of the agreement in public, Germany’s Der Spiegel magazine reported, as relayed by the Irish Times.
The Real Madrid star, who was at the center of a separate rape accusation in 2005, has not spoken publicly of the 2009 incident, and the Portuguese lawyer who signed the document on his behalf reportedly declined to comment to the magazine.
After becoming aware of the report, a second lawyer for Ronaldo contacted the magazine, denying any wrongdoing by his client and warning them to drop the investigation.”
Ronaldo has been in this situation before, as he was arrested in 2005 on suspicion of sexually assaulting two women in a penthouse suite in London. He denied everything and charges against him were eventually dropped a month later due to insufficient evidence.