Juventus have thrown their weight on player Cristiano Ronaldo despite allegations of rape being faced by the Portuguese. The Portuguese have been subject to allegation of sexual assault on Kathryn Mayorga which happened back in 2009, but the Italian giants critical of the players condition have praise the player’s “professionalism and dedication” while saying that allegation against him would change their opinion.
Las Vegas Police department stated that they will re-open the case but the Old Lady have promised to stand by their player through their statements of social network and media.
“Cristiano Ronaldo has shown in recent months his great professionalism and dedication, which is appreciated by everyone at Juventus,” the Turin giants said via Twitter.
“The events allegedly dating back to almost 10 years ago do not change this opinion, which is shared by anyone who has come into contact with this great champion.”
The statement comes in the way of a denial from the player, who 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.”
Meanwhile, Ronaldo’s lawyer has previously said: “The reporting in Spiegel is blatantly illegal.”
He added that he had been instructed to seek compensation for “moral damages” over “probably one of the most serious violations of personal rights in recent years”.
A statement released from LVPD, reported by the BBC, said: “At the time the report was taken, the victim did not provide detectives with the location of the incident or suspect description.
“As of September 2018, the case has been reopened and our detectives are following up on information being provided.”