Tuesday October 9 2018
Ronaldo evidence 'not lost'

Las Vegas police are quoted as saying the original evidence in the Cristiano Ronaldo rape investigation hasn’t been lost, while Mario Balotelli’s ex rushed to his defence.

The investigation was re-opened after US model Kathryn Mayorga came forward in German magazine Der Spiegel, claiming the 2009 non-disclosure agreement she signed was invalid.

Portuguese paper Observador contacted the spokesman for the Las Vegas Police Department, who is quoted as denying the reports evidence from the 2009 investigation had been misplaced.

“The evidence has not disappeared, it is still the same that we gathered in 2009 and is still in our possession,” spokesman Jacinto Rivera is quoted as saying.

“We cannot get into the details of the case. It has not yet been decided when we’ll speak to Ronaldo, as he is out of the country. Every time a crime is investigated, obviously we need to speak to the person who is accused of committing that crime.”

However, the spokesman also made clear that the Juventus forward has not been charged with anything and this would only be an information-gathering exercise.

Meanwhile, Mayorga’s lawyer Leslie Stovall confirmed that they want to talk to several of Ronaldo’s former girlfriends, as they believe “it will help build a picture of Mr Ronaldo’s behaviour which could prove vital to our case.”

There has already been one coming forward from an unexpected source, as Italian presenter Raffaella Fico spoke to Rai Radio 1 today and revealed her relationship.

“I was Cristiano Ronaldo’s girlfriend for 11 months, at the time he was playing for Manchester United,” she said.

“One is always stunned when reading about such allegations. Ronaldo is a normal, relaxed guy and was always a real gentleman with me.

“He’d train even at home, doing exercises for his abs after dinner while watching a film. He must’ve done four or five sets of 20.”

It’s surprising because Fico is most famous for having a daughter with Mario Balotelli, who at the time was playing for Manchester City.

They were together from June 2011 to April 2012.

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