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Ex-model who accused Cristiano Ronaldo of rape claims Rs. 579 crore in Damages

Friday, April 30, 2021 • Tamil Comments

Former model Kathryn Mayorga, who had accused Portugese football player Cristiano Ronaldo of rape in 2009, has claimed £56 million (Rs 579 crore) in damages from the soccer star.

"She wants £18m for 'past pain and suffering', £18m for 'future pain and suffering' and £18m in punitive damages. The 37-year-old's expenses rack up to £1.4m with legal fees of £1.1m giving a total of £56.5m - equal to two years of the Juventus star's salary," a report in an international news agency mentioned. Mayorga had alleged that Ronaldo had raped her in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2009 after their meeting in a nightclub. Although the Portuguese footballer had denied the allegations, the former model had accepted £270,000 as part of an out-of-court settlement in 2010. However, she revived the case a couple of years ago, claiming that she had been "mentally incapacitated" when she had accepted to sign the settlement.

The report further added, "Her legal team has filed a list of more than 60 witnesses they want to testify. They include British former Big Brother star Jasmine Lennard, 35, who claims she dated the former Manchester United ace 10 years ago." In his statement issued right after the accusation, Ronaldo had said, "I firmly deny the accusation being issued against me. Rape is an abominable crime that goes against everything I am and believe in."

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