Football Leaks played a huge role in provoking the Cristiano Ronaldo rape allegations…
Reports from Portuguese media RTP claim that 30-year-old hacker Rui Pinto, believed to be the owner of Football Leaks, was arrested last Wednesday in Budapest, Hungary. This was supposedly in connection with blackmailing accusations against Pinto. The Iberian millenial is being detained for “extortion and violation of secrecy” among other crimes and could face up to 10 years in jail.
So what is the connection between Rui Pinto and fellow countryman, Cristiano Ronaldo? Well, the massive scandal painting CR7 as a rapist for obscure incidents — involving ex-American model Kathryn Mayorga — that allegedly happened on June 13, 2009 in Las Vegas.
It must be recalled that documents from Football Leaks illustrated Der Spiegel’s extensive investigative features on Kathryn Mayorga’s rape victim allegations. The documents, leaked by Rui Pinto’s agency, portray Cristiano Ronaldo guilty of the act he strongly refutes.
For more light on this matter, read: Kathryn Mayorga vs Cristiano Ronaldo rape case: who is the dishonest one?
It is yet to be seen how Rui Pinto’s arrest could impact the “Cristiano Ronaldo rape” case. Meanwhile, just over ten days ago, Las Vegas police spokeswoman officer Laura Meltzer confirmed to the press:
“The LVMPD (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department) is taking the same steps in this case as in any other sexual assault to facilitate the collection of DNA evidence.
“We can confirm that an official request has been submitted to Italian authorities.”
On the other hand, the multi-millionaire Portuguese’s attorney, Peter S. Christiansen, downplayed sentiments of panic over the DNA factor. He noted:
“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.”