German paper alleges that Cristiano Ronaldo paid $375k to settle rape claim
German news magazine, Der Spiegel have claimed in a new report that Ronaldo’s lawyer agreed to a settlement in 2010 after an alleged rape incident in Las Vegas, soon after Ronaldo agreed to move from Manchester United to Real Madrid.
According to the newspaper report which emerged on Friday, Cristiano Ronaldo paid $375,000 compensation to a woman who claims he raped her in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2009.
The magazine also revealed that settling document was detailed in six-page and was read aloud to the claimant by Ronaldo’s longtime attorney Carlos Osório de Castro at a mediation session in Nevada on January 12th, 2010.
It was also stated that the Portugal captain was addressed as ‘Mr D’ and the unnamed woman, who agreed to drop all charges, as ‘Ms C’.
The Irish Times reports that De Castro signed the document on behalf of his client but declined to comment on the claims when contacted by Der Spiegel, he said he ‘never commented on clients’ affairs” and said no inference should be made by his silence.