Police in Las Vegas have issued a warrant for a DNA pattern from Cristiano Ronaldo as a part of their investigation into the rape allegations made towards the Juventus ahead.
The 33-year-old’s lawyer, Peter S. Christiansen, advised BBC Sport it was a “very commonplace request”.
The Wall Road Journal says the warrant was just lately despatched to the court docket system in Italy.
Ronaldo denies assaulting Kathryn Mayorga at a Las Vegas lodge in 2009.
“Mr Ronaldo has all the time maintained, as he does in the present day, that what occurred in Las Vegas in 2009 was consensual in nature, so it isn’t stunning that DNA could be current, nor that the police would make this very commonplace request as a part of their investigation,” mentioned Christiansen’s assertion.
German weekly information journal Der Spiegel, which first revealed the story in regards to the allegation in October, mentioned Ms Mayorga filed a report with Las Vegas police shortly after the alleged incident.
Der Spiegel mentioned that in 2010, she reportedly reached an out-of-court settlement with Ronaldo involving a $375,000 (£288,000) fee for agreeing by no means to go public with the allegations.
Her legal professionals at the moment are searching for to declare the non-disclosure settlement void.
Ronaldo’s lawyer has beforehand mentioned his shopper doesn’t deny getting into an settlement however that “the explanations that led him to take action are a minimum of to be distorted”.
He added: “This settlement is not at all a confession of guilt.”
Ms Mayorga was impressed to talk out by the #MeToo motion, her lawyer has mentioned, and is suing Ronaldo in a lawsuit in the USA.
Ronaldo moved to Juventus from Actual Madrid for £99.2m in July. He has received the Ballon d’Or – awarded to the world’s finest footballer – in 2008, 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017.
The Portuguese worldwide has beforehand dismissed the allegation as “faux information” and earlier in October issued an announcement by way of his Twitter account during which he “firmly” denied the accusation.
His legal professionals declare paperwork utilized in Der Spiegel’s investigation have been “fully fabricated” however the publication says it has “no cause” to doubt the authenticity of key paperwork utilized in its story.