NEWS
Thursday January 10 2019
Warrant issued for Ronaldo's DNA

Las Vegas police have issued a warrant to obtain Cristiano Ronaldo’s DNA to see if it matches that found on the dress of his rape accuser.

The Wall Street Journal reports authorities recently sent the warrant to Italian courts, given Ronaldo now plays for Juventus.

The Portuguese rejected the claims made by Kathryn Mayorga to Der Spiegel back in September and quickly threatened legal action.

According to the German magazine, 34-year-old Ms Mayorga filed a report with Las Vegas police shortly after the alleged incident at a hotel penthouse suite in the city in 2009.

She then reached an out-of-court settlement with Ronaldo in 2010, receiving $375,000 (£288,000) to never go public with the allegations, but her lawyers believe the non-disclosure agreement is void.

Nevada police reopened its investigation into the former model and school teacher’s accusations back in October, which Ronaldo denies and for which he has never been charged.

Peter Christiansen, one of the No 7’s lawyers, hit back that the legal documents published by Der Spiegel relating to the rape allegations were ‘altered and/or completely fabricated’.

“Mr Christiansen declined to comment on Wednesday on the new developments in the probe,” concluded the WSJ.

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