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Monday, Oct. 1, 2018|5:50 p.m.
Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo is being taken legal action against by a Nevada woman who stated he raped her in the penthouse suite of a Las Vegas hotel in 2009 and then dispatched a team of “fixers” to obstruct the criminal examination and fool her into keeping peaceful for $375,000.
The suit says the woman asked authorities last month to reopen the criminal case; Las Vegas authorities validated to The Associated Press on Monday that they have reopened a sexual assault case from 2009 brought by the lady named in the claim. The AP does not determine those who state they have actually been sexually attacked.
Ronaldo’s attorney, Christian Schertz, did not immediately react to an email seeking remark. But after a report on the case in Der Spiegel recently, he threatened to take legal action against the German publication, saying: “It breaks the individual rights of our customer Cristiano Ronaldo in an incredibly severe way.”
In a smiling Instagram video posted hours after the suit was submitted, Ronaldo appears to deny the accusations.
” Phony. Phony news,” stated the five-time world player of the year, who transferred to Juventus from Real Madrid this summertime. “You want to promote by my name. It’s typical. They want to be famous, to state my name. But it is part of the task. I am a delighted male and all great.”
The female’s attorneys did not instantly respond to a telephone message looking for comment.
The lawsuit declares that the lady, who was then 24, chose a good friend to the Rain nightclub at the Palms on the night of June 12, 2009, and satisfied Ronaldo there. It says he invited a group of people up to his suite “to delight in the view of the Las Vegas Strip” and after that into the jacuzzi; according to the match, he then barged in on her as she was altering, exposed himself and asked her for foreplay.
When she declined, the lawsuit claims, he raped her.
According to the lawsuit, and verified by Metro Police spokesman Aden OcampoGomez to the AP, the female named in the match reported the attack to police the same day. OcampoGomez said she also asked for a “sexual attack test,” which was carried out at University Medical Center.
The lady declined to inform police where the attack happened or assist with identifying a suspect besides to say he was a European soccer gamer, the spokesman stated. A Portuguese resident, Ronaldo was transferred from Manchester United to Genuine Madrid in the summer season of 2009 for a then-record sum of 94 million euros, or about $130 million.
” As of now this is a continuous investigation and no further information are being launched at this time,” OcampoGomez stated.
The claim declares that the woman’s household scheduled a legal representative “who only had a number of years of legal experience.” Negotiations left her with “invasive thoughts, an increased sense of extreme stress and anxiety and fearfulness, complete vulnerability and passivity,” the lawsuit says.
” The mental injury of the sexual attack, the worry of public embarrassment and retaliation and the reiteration of those fears by law enforcement and medical companies left plaintiff horrified and not able to act or advocate for herself,” the suit states.
The claim also implicates Ronaldo or those working for him of battery, deliberate infliction of emotional distress, coercion and fraud, abuse of a vulnerable individual, racketeering and civil conspiracy, character assassination, abuse of procedure, breach of contract, and neglect for allowing details of the confidential settlement to leak out.
It requests for general damages, unique damages, compensatory damages and unique relief, each in excess of $50,000, along with interest, attorney charges and court expenses.
Associated Press Writers Regina Garcia Cano in Las Vegas and Frank Jordans in Berlin contributed to this story.