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‘Allegation of sexual assault against Cristiano Ronaldo cannot be proven’

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United States Prosecutors have said, Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo will not face charges after being accused of rape.

The Prosecutors revealed this in a statement on Monday, stressing that the rape claims could not “be proven beyond reasonable doubt.”

US citizen, Kathryn Mayorga had alleged that Ronaldo raped her at a Las Vegas hotel in 2009.

She reportedly reached an out-of-court settlement with the Portuguese star in 2010, but sought to reopen the case in 2018.

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But the Clark County District Attorney’s Office wrote: “Based upon a review of information at this time, the allegations of sexual assault against Cristiano Ronaldo cannot be proven beyond a reasonable doubt. Therefore, no charges will be forthcoming.”

Ronaldo has not denied that the two met in Las Vegas in 2009, but said that what happened between them was consensual.

At the time, he was playing for Premier League side Manchester United, and about to join Spanish giants Real Madrid, where he spent the next nine years.

Ronaldo moved to Juventus last July, and has won the Serie A title with the Italian club.

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