Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly planning to sue the magazine after it published accusations by an American woman claiming she was raped by the star in 2009.
Lawyers for the Portuguese star said on Friday they would sue German magazine, Der Spiegel, after it published ‘blatantly illegal’ accusations by an American woman who alleges she was raped by the Juventus star nine years ago.
Ronaldo’s lawyer Christian Schertz said in a statement the report was ‘an inadmissible reporting of suspicions in the area of privacy’, and that he would seek legal redress for his client from the magazine.
The statement was sent to Reuters by Ronaldo’s agent Gestifute in response to a request for comment on the Der Spiegel story.
The magazine said the rape allegedly took place in June 2009 in a hotel room in Las Vegas, according to Leslie Mark Stovall, lawyer for the alleged victim, Kathryn Mayorga.