On this Dec. 12, 2018, file picture, Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo reacts throughout the Champions League match on the Stade de Suisse in Bern, Switzerland. Police in Las Vegas say they’re nonetheless investigating a Nevada girl’s declare that Cristiano Ronaldo raped her in his Las Vegas resort penthouse in 2009.

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Las Vegas  — Cristiano Ronaldo’s lawyer says U.S. investigators are searching for DNA from the soccer star of their investigation of a Nevada girl’s allegation he raped her in his Las Vegas resort penthouse in 2009.

Lawyer Peter S. Christiansen in Las Vegas offered no further element on Thursday. He didn’t instantly verify a Wall Avenue Journal report citing an unnamed supply saying {that a} warrant was despatched to Italy to compel Ronaldo to submit a DNA pattern.

Las Vegas police spokeswoman Laura Meltzer declined remark in regards to the police investigation.

It was closed in 2009 however reopened days earlier than the lady filed a civil lawsuit in Nevada in September claiming that Ronaldo raped her after they met at a nightclub after which paid her $375,000 to maintain the alleged assault a secret. 

The girl, Kathryn Mayorga, needs the authorized settlement thrown out as a result of she says psychological accidents made her incompetent to conform to it. Her legal professional says she suffered melancholy, suicidal ideas, alcohol abuse and issues sustaining private relationships and employment.

Mayorga first instructed the German publication Der Spiegel of the alleged assault. Her legal professional stated his consumer was impressed by the #MeToo motion and hopes to encourage anybody who’s suffered sexual assault of their previous to come back ahead, reported CBS Information correspondent Jamie Yuccas.

Ronaldo has denied the rape allegation.

“Mr. Ronaldo has at all times maintained, as he does at the moment, that what occurred in 2009 in Las Vegas was consensual in nature, so it’s not stunning that DNA can be current, nor that the police would make this very customary request as a part of their investigation,” Christiansen, his legal professional, stated in a press release launched on Thursday.

Police are gathering proof earlier than they flip the case over to the Clark County District Lawyer’s workplace, which is able to determine whether or not to file prices, the Wall Avenue Journal experiences.

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