The Portuguese forward is subject to serious rape allegations dating back to 2009 and which he denied shortly after the news was out.
Now the Las Vegas police in charge of the investigation have issued a warrant for a DNA sample from the former Real Madrid superstar which maybe could help them get to some conclusions.
According to Ronaldo’s lawyer, Peter S. Christiansen, the request for a DNA sample is actually a ‘very standard request’.
“Mr Ronaldo has always maintained, as he does today, that what occurred in Las Vegas in 2009 was consensual in nature, so it is not surprising that DNA would be present, nor that the police would make this very standard request as part of their investigation,” said Christiansen in a statement.
The Juventus forward has always denied the allegations made by Kathryn Mayorga, the alleged victim in the case.
It was the German weekly news magazine Der Spiegel that initially published the story in October and now it is saying that Ms Mayorga had filed a report with the police as soon as the alleged incident took place.
Der Spiegel had also revealed that in 2010, the alleged victim agreed to an out-of-court settlement with Cristiano Ronaldo which involved a pay off of $375,000 (€325,000) which would keep the allegations private and not exposed to the public.
In the past, Christiansen never said his client did not enter an agreement of this kind but that “the reasons that led him to do so are at least to be distorted”.
“This agreement is by no means a confession of guilt.” added the Las Vegas-based attorney.
Authorities found DNA on the dress of a woman who accused Cristiano Ronaldo of rape.
The police in Las Vegas have issued a warrant for the DNA of the soccer star.
— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) January 10, 2019
The 33-year old forward was involved in huge €115 million transfer to Juventus last summer after spending 9 years with Real Madrid where he won four of his five Ballon d’Or awards among many other titles both on a personal level as well as on a club level.
Once the news came out, Ronaldo had dismissed the accusation made against him and described the news as fake. He had released an official statement on his Twitter account in which he had “firmly” denied the allegations.
Ronaldo’s lawyers claim that the documents behind Der Spiegel’s story were “completely fabricated” with the news magazine’s response being that it has “no reason” to doubt the authenticity of the documents.