Police issue warrant for Cristiano Ronaldo’s DNA in rape case

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Cristiano Ronaldo has been asked for a DNA sample as he cooperates with police in Las Vegas over allegations he raped United States woman Kathryn Mayorga in the city in 2009, according to American media reports.

"Mr. Ronaldo has always maintained, as he does today, that what occurred in 2009 in Las Vegas was consensual in nature", Ronaldo's lawyer Peter Christiansen wrote in a statement in October.

According to the civil lawsuit, which was filed in a Nevada court in September, Mayorga alleged that Ronaldo raped her in his hotel room in Las Vegas, and that she was coerced into signing a nondisclosure agreement in 2010 in an out-of-court settlement in exchange for $375,000.

The news comes several weeks after it was revealed that Ronaldo admitted Mayorga did not give him verbal consent numerous times during the incident.

Ronaldo has repeatedly denied the rape allegations.

The official who spoke with the Journal said police sent the warrant to court officials in Italy, where Ronaldo plays for the Italian club Juventus in addition to Portugal's national team.

The model says Ronaldo has made death threats against her and subjected her to abuse throughout their entire relationship. Now, she is looking to help Kathryn Mayorga build a legal case against Ronaldo for sexual assault.

"Mr Ronaldo has no specific recollection of meeting Ms Lennard 10 years ago or at any point", Ronaldo's lawyers tell E!

Later that night, Mayorga went to the police to the report the assault and had a rape kit done.

Authorities in Las Vegas would then determine whether it matches genetic material found on Mayorga's dress. It was then that the dress she had worn was collected for evidence.

Inside the document, Cristiano Ronaldo was said to have offered Kathryn Mayorga £287,000 for her not to speak about anything that happened between the two of them in Las Vegas.

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