CRISTIANO Ronaldo is due to be summoned to face rape claims after lawyers for his accuser finally tracked down his address in Italy, it was reported tonight.
The Juventus striker vehemently denies claims he attacked ex-model Kathryn Mayorga at a Las Vegas hotel ten years ago.
Cristiano Ronaldo with rape accuser Kathryn Mayorga in Las Vegas in 2009. Ms Mayorga claims the star raped her in his hotel suite[/caption]
Ronaldo, 34, emphatically denies claims he raped the former model[/caption]
Lawyers for Ms Mayorga, 35, began hunting for the football superstar’s Italian address in October when US police reopened the case.
But Ronaldo’s legal team have been trying to get the case dismissed – and court papers say they have declined to provide his address.
Now, the 34-year-old’s home address in Turin has finally been located after lawyers trawled through property records held by Italy’s Central Authority, The Mirror reported.
Attorneys representing former teacher Ms Mayorga are reportedly expected to send the court summons document in the next couple of weeks once it’s translated.
Ms Mayorga and Ronaldo met in 2009, when the star played for Manchester United[/caption]
Ms Mayorga claims Ronaldo attacked her in 2009 before paying her £295,000 in ‘hush money’[/caption]
The former model came forward with her explosive claims last year, prompting police in the US to reopen the case[/caption]
It comes after a US judge last month allowed more time to track down the Portugal national captain’s address – a necessary step in beginning court proceedings.
Ms Mayorga met Ronaldo, then a Manchester United ace, at nightclub in Las Vegas in 2009.
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She claims the star then raped her in his luxury suite before paying her £295,000 in “hush money” – which she accepted because she “felt intimidated.”
But police reopened their investigation last year after she came forward with the identity of her alleged attacker.
Ronaldo emphatically denies the claims.
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