Cristiano Ronaldo firmly denies rape allegations made against him in new statement 2 years ago

Cristiano Ronaldo firmly denies rape allegations made against him in new statement

Ronaldo took to Twitter on Wednesday to issue a statement on the allegations.

Cristiano Ronaldo has strongly denied claims that he raped an American woman in 2009 after allegations were revisited in an article in a German newspaper over the weekend.

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A report in Der Spiegel claimed the incident took place in a Palms Place hotel room in Las Vegas in June 2009.

Since the article was published, apart from a brief comment on an Instagram Live video in which he described the allegations as "fake news", Ronaldo has remained fairly silent on the issue, allowing his solicitors to deny the reports on his behalf.

On Wednesday, however, Ronaldo took to Twitters to strenuously deny any allegations made against him.

"I firmly deny the accusations being issued against me," Ronaldo said.

"Rape is an abominable crime that goes against everything that I am and believe in.

"Keen as I may be to clear my name, I refuse to feed the media spectacle created by people seeking to promote themselves at my expense."

He then posted a second tweet, further claiming his innocence, saying: "My clear conscious will thereby allow me to await with tranquillity the results of any and all investigations."

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At the weekend, Christoph Winterbach, a journalist with Der Spiegel, posted a thread on Twitter which shed some more light on the actions that the publication had taken before reporting the story.

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You can read that thread in full here.