Ronaldo's lawyers admit paying $375,000 in hush money to rape accuser

# 20 August 2019 12:13 (UTC +04:00)

Cristiano Ronaldo's attorneys have revealed for the first time in court documents that the footballer had paid $375,000 to settle allegations that he raped Kathryn Mayorga in a Las Vegas hotel penthouse suite in 2009, APA reports citing Sputnik. 

They have, however, insisted that he's innocent.

"Mr. Ronaldo paid Plaintiff the sum of $375,000 and both parties agreed to be bound by explicit confidentiality and non-disparagement obligations. [...] The made clear Mr. Ronaldo disputed allegations and in no way conceded she was injured. To the contrary, the stated in no uncertain terms that Mr. Ronaldo was agreeing to pay a sum of money in order to maintain the confidentiality of their dispute", documents read.

Mayorga has long claimed that she took the money from Cristiano back in 2010 as part of an out-of-court settlement - in exchange, she vowed never to go public with her allegations.