The allegation comes from a woman in Las Vegas who has filed a lawsuit against Ronaldo. She’s seeking damages of $200,000+ for the alleged assault which she claims happened in 2009.
Nike has said that they’re deeply concerned about the allegations, and EA Sports – who features Ronaldo on its FIFA 19 game packaging and adverts – says that it’s “closely monitoring the situation.”
Christiano Ronaldo fiercely denies the allegations. In a recent post on Twitter, he wrote: “I firmly deny the accusations being issued against me. Rape is an abominable crime that goes against everything that I am and believe in.”
The investigation continues.