Soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly been served with court papers in the alleged rape lawsuit filed against him.
The suit, which is proceeding in federal court, was filed by Kathryn Mayorga. She has accused Ronaldo of raping her in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2009 after the two met at a nightclub. Ronaldo’s legal team has reportedly already responded to the filings.
The Las Vegas Metro Police Department has also reportedly reopened the case, but has not filed any charges. Ronaldo has vehemently denied the allegations, stating, “Rape is an abominable crime that goes against everything that I am and believe in.”
“Keen as I may be to clear my name, I refuse to feed the media spectacle created by people seeking to promote themselves at my expense.”