Soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo told a woman, “Sorry, I’m usually a gentleman” after raping her during a night of partying in Las Vegas in 2009, court papers claim.
Ronaldo, who called the rape allegations against him “fake news” Sunday, allegedly paid the woman more than $350,000 in 2010 to keep the incident quiet, according to UK’s Sun newspaper.
Her lawyers are now disputing the alleged nondisclosure agreement and filed a civil suit against the soccer star in Clark County District Court in Nevada on Friday.
The woman, Kathryn Mayorga, claims Ronaldo raped her after the pair met at a nightclubin Las Vegas’ Palms Hotel and Casino in 2009. She said she went to the cops the next day but that her lawyer at the time encouraged her to settle the case.
Vegas police have now reopened their investigation into the claims — which include Ronaldo allegedly exposing his penis to the woman in a hot tub, then forcing himself on her in a hotel room.
“What they said today: Fake, fake news,” the star said on a video posted to Instagram.