Cristiano Ronaldo has been pictured for the first time since police reopened a nine-year-old rape case against the footballer.
Ronaldo was seen with girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez, 23, and his seven-year-old son Cristiano as they sat in the stands to watch his team Juventus play against Swiss team Young Boys in the Champions League group stage.
The pair looked very serious as they took their seats, with neither cracking a smile.
Kathryn Mayorga, 34, of Las Vegas, has accused Ronaldo of raping her on 13 June 2009.
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department confirmed in a statement that didnt name the superstar it had responded to a call of a sexual assault on that date.
At the time the report was taken, the victim did not provide detectives with the location of the incident or suspect description. A medical exam was conducted, the statement said.
As of September 2018, the case has been reopened and our detectives are following up on information being provided by the victim.
Mayorga alleges in the lawsuit that she was pressured into signing a nondisclosure agreement to keep the alleged rape secret and is seeking no less than $200,000 in penalties and damages.
On Tuesday after the police released the statement, Ronaldo took to Instagram to reject the allegations as fake news.
During a live chat with fans he said: What they said today, fake – fake news.
The post was later deleted.
His lawyer Christian Schertz said in a statement the report was an inadmissible reporting of suspicions in the area of privacy, and that he would seek legal redress for his client from the magazine.
In the suit, Mayorga said she met Ronaldo on the evening of 12 June 2009 at the Rain Nightclub in the Palms Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
She was invited to join guests in a hot tub but she declined because she did not have a bathing suit and when Ronaldo offered her clothing he reportedly followed her into a bathroom
and demanded she perform oral sex.
When she rejected his advance and said she wanted to leave, the suit claims that he Ronaldo pulled her into a bedroom and anally raped her while she screamed no, no, no.
The lawsuit said Mayorga reported the alleged assault to the Las Vegas police the same day and underwent an examination at a local hospital.
Under pressure from Ronaldos fixers, Mayorga settled the case in exchange for a payment of $375,000 and non-disclosure of the sexual assault, the lawsuit said.
The new suit also claims the settlement should be voided because she was incompetent and lacked the mental capacity to participate in negotiations and settlement of her claims due to the injuries suffered during the initial sexual assault.
The suit also called for the agreement to be dismissed because it amounted to concealment of a crime for which there is no statute of limitations.