American Woman accuses Cristiano Ronaldo of Rape.

domalino

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One of Germany's most highly regarded investigative newspaper, Der Spiegel, has gone public with a story that a woman has accused Ronaldo of raping her, and she is contesting the validity of a $375,000 civil settlement which stopped her from talking about it.

http://www.spiegel.de/international...-woman-accuses-ronaldo-of-rape-a-1230627.html

Mayorga's lawyer's claim relies in part on a document, which includes Ronaldo's description of what happened that night. In that document, the soccer player is quoted as saying: "She said no and stop several times."

Seems like this could be a pretty big deal given Ronaldo's position in the sport and Der Spiegel's reputation as a serious newspaper. She's gone to the police in Las Vegas, where it happened, as well.
 

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Bit of background from this piece in 2017 by the independent.

Der Spiegel has run the story before I believe.

https://www.independent.co.uk/sport...ly-deny-real-madrid-der-spiegel-a7684726.html
Der Spiegel found out about the private civil case and payoff in 2017 as part of their football leaks investigation, and published the story but neither Ronaldo nor the (then anonymous) woman would talk about it so it went away.

Now, she's talking and going public. Apparently the reason for the change is the #MeToo movement and a change of climate around sexual assault victims, and also a new lawyer who's told her the non-disclosure part of her civil case is bullshit.
 

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Der Spiegel found out about the private civil case and payoff in 2017 as part of their football leaks investigation, and published the story but neither Ronaldo nor the (then anonymous) woman would talk about it so it went away.

Now, she's talking and going public. Apparently the reason for the change is the #MeToo movement and a change of climate around sexual assault victims, and also a new lawyer who's told her the non-disclosure part of her civil case is bullshit.
What we looking at here then - potential criminal case ?
 

domalino

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What we looking at here then - potential criminal case ?
She's gone to the police in Las Vegas.

This tweet is from one of the authors.
Translated by a German Redditor -

There are 2 questionnaires

In one (from December 2009) Ronaldo answers that he did have consensual sex with her

In the second one (from September 2009) which was send from a lawyer of Osório de Castro's chancellery to Osório and his colleagues, Ronaldo answers the question if she did scream or got loud during sex as followed: "She said stop or no several times. She said that she doesn't want to, but she has made herself available. Afterwards I apologized. But she never screamed.

If that September 2009 statement from Ronaldo is legitimate then it seems pretty bad for Ronaldo.

I think Der Spiegel is releasing the full thing in their print edition (Which I think comes out tomorrow) , so more detail will come out then.
 

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Money only buys silence until it runs out.
If this transcript turns out to be accurate, he's in the shitter but he can always call OJ's lawyer.
 

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Not surprised when women take the money in these situations tbh as lawyers can be pretty "persuasive" in telling them what will happen if they don't take the money. Either have your entire life combed through and dragged through the gutter, all to almost certainly end up without a conviction (they couldn't even get Beckham on a fucking speeding ticket he admitted he did, what chance do you have on getting a multimillionaire done for a genuinely hard to prove charge?). or you accept a giant pile of money, and by the sounds of it, an admission of wrongdoing.

Not that I'm saying he did it, but I can certainly imagine a situation in which someone would accept a payoff.
 
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