Las Vegas police reopen sexual assault case from June 2009
A report claims that Cristiano Ronaldo raped a woman in Las Vegas in June 2009.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department have confirmed that they've reopened an investigation into an alleged sexual assault that occurred on 13 June, 2009.
In a statement, they said: "The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department responded to a call of a sexual assault on June 13, 2009. At the time the report was taken, the victim did not provide detectives with the location of the incident or suspect description. A medical exam was conducted."
It adds: "As of September 2018, the case has been reopened and our detectives are following up on information being provided by the victim. This is an ongoing investigation and no further details will be released at this time."
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A report in Der Spiegel has claimed that Cristiano Ronaldo raped a woman in Las Vegas in June 2009.
The footballer has denied the claims made by the German publication and said that they're "fake news." In an Instagram video, Ronaldo dismissed the claim and said: "They want to promote by my name. It's normal."
According to Reuters, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner's lawyers have described the allegations as "blatantly illegal".
Ronaldo's solicitor Dr Christian Schertz also released a statement claiming that he had plans to sue the German publication, claiming that the reporting by Der Spiegel "is probably one of the most serious violations of personal rights in recent years".