Father-of-four Cristiano Ronaldo believes karma will catch up with those trying to destroy his image.
The past few weeks have been rather chaotic for CR7 off-the-pitch. The former Manchester United forward, who once held the title of the most expensive footballer in the world, faces an uphill battle to defend his truth against that of Kathryn Mayorga, an ex-model who claims she was raped by Cristiano in his Las Vegas suite on June 13, 2009.
Roll back the years to nine years ago. It was summer time. CR7 and his close pals were in the mood to party in the USA. Ms. Mayorga, then 25-years-old, told German newspaper and scoop-holders Der Spiegel that she had only embarked on her career as a model and that her duties included seducing celebrities in bars.
After daring attempts on the dancefloor to catch Cristiano’s attention, the American lady succeeded. Fast forward, they both found themselves in Ronaldo’s expensive suite after the latter reportedly invited her through an SMS. What unfolded inside that suite is what remains up for debate as only Ronaldo and Mayorga were in there when the alleged rape occurred.
The Portuguese athlete, who is also a brand ambassador for Nike, EA Sports, and Save the Children among many other reputable organizations, insists that whatever happened that night in Vegas was consensual. The alleged victim claims otherwise.
“I gave explanations to my partner [Georgina Rodriguez].
“My son, Cristiano Junior, is too young to understand,” Ronaldo, now 33, revealed during an exclusive interview with France Football which was conducted last Thursday with excerpts of it coming out this Monday on the internet.
“It’s worse for my mother and sisters [to take]. They are dumbfounded and at the same time, extremely upset. It’s the first time that I see them in such a state.”
On social media, Ronaldo’s sister Katia and the rest of the Aveiro tribe have been supportive of Madeira’s most popular son.
Katia Aveiro on Instagram: “I want to see who has the courage to put this photo on their profile for a week and make a chain for him. For Portugal, for him, for us, for the unity of the people, for justice. He deserves it.”
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Quero ver quem tem coragem de pôr esta foto no perfil por uma semana e fazer uma corrente por ele…POR PORTUGAL ,POR ELE ,PELOS NOSSOS ,PELA UNIÃO DO POVO ….PELA JUSTIÇA ???????? ELE MERECE. #ronaldoestamoscontigoatéaofim #justiçacr7 #nãoporqueémeuirmãmasporqueelemereceonossoapoio #deusnuncafalha #deusnocomando?
Meanwhile, Georgina Rodriguez who gave him a daughter last November remains present and enthusiastic in the VIP stands to cheer on the five-time Ballon d’Or winner during games.
Georgina in the company of Cristiano Junior and of Katia Aveiro and her sons during Juventus’ 1-1 draw away to Genoa:
“Of course, this story is interfering in my life. I have a partner, four children, an aging mother, sisters, a brother, a family with whom I am very close,” the Juventus star continued.
“Not to mention my reputation, which is that of someone exemplary… Imagine what it means when someone accuses you of rape, whether you have all that or not.”
Ronaldo, who could endure a long battle in court over this rape case, made sure to reiterate:
“I know who I am and what I did. The truth will be out one day. And the people who criticize me or seek to expose my life today, who make it into a circus, these people will see.”
In other news, CR7 is in contention to lift his sixth Ballon d’Or. The winner will be revealed on December 3. Here are the award’s criteria and why Cristiano’s winning chances could be at risk.