Is it ‘Tiger Woods’ moment’ for Cristiano Ronaldo? It most definitely looks like. The 33-year-old Juventus forward is vehemently denying the rape accusations levelled by Las Vegas native Kathryn Mayorga, which allegedly took place in 2009. But with every passing day, new evidence or should we say victims of his alleged sexual misconducts are cropping. Lawyers representing Kathryn Mayorga have claimed they are in touch with women who just like their client have been sexually assaulted by Cristiano Ronaldo. One name that has surfaced is that of Karima El Mahroug, who you may better remember as ‘Bunga Bunga girl’ from controversial Silvio Berlusconi prostitute trial. According to media reports, the Moroccan prostitute and belly dancer has claimed Cristiano Ronaldo of paying for having sex with her when she was 17, a minor in 2010. The problem begins for the Portuguese footballer as paying for sex to a minor in Italy is illegal and a crime! Who Is Kathryn Mayorga? Know More About the Rape Accuser Whose Video and Pics With Cristiano Ronaldo Are Going Viral.
Kathryn Mayorga, the alleged rape victim of Cristiano, is going all out to seek justice almost ten years after the supposed incident. She claimed to be sexually violated when she was 24 and Ronaldo was 23 in the spring of 2009. The pair had met for the first time in Las Vegas, Nevada where the star footballer was holidaying. At that moment, a traumatised Kathryn had agreed for an out-of-court settlement by taking hush-up money, but now she wants justice. Helping her is the lawyer, Leslie Mark Stovall who is building up a strong case even if it means ‘travel the earth for evidence’. Cristiano Ronaldo Net Worth: Kathryn Mayorga’s Rape Accusations to Hit Juventus Footballer’s Earnings, Sponsorships and Brand Endorsements?
Who is Karima El Mahroug?
In the court papers filed by Kathryn’s attorney, they have mentioned about ‘a sexual assault of a woman in Italy' by Cristiano Ronaldo. This alleged victim is none other than Karima El Mahroug, known by the stage name Ruby Rubacuori (Italian for "Ruby the Heartstealer") who was embroiled in Italy’s infamous ‘Bunga Bunga’ VIP sex scandal. According to The Sun reports, the 25-year-old has claimed in 2010, Cristiano Ronaldo paid USD 3500 to have sex with her in a Milan hotel. She was 17 at the time. In Italy, the minimum age of consent is 14 but paying for sex to under-18 is illegal.
Once again Ronaldo has denied knowing or even meeting Karima in his life. He was quoted saying, “I have never met her, nor have I had any date or encounter with her.” The father of four has said he was not in Italy at the time Karima is claiming of the sexual encounter between them. However, Karima told prosecutors that Ronaldo after romping her the night left her €4,000 in cash. She was upset with him for not bidding her goodbye. Cristiano Ronaldo, Accused by Kathryn Mayorga for Rape in 2009, in More Trouble As Three More Similar Allegations Surface.
Read Cristiano Ronaldo’s Statement on Sex Scandal With Karima El Mahroug
“Earlier today certain international media have alleged that I had sexual relations with Karima El Mahroug – the central name in the sex scandal involving the Italian Prime Minister – in exchange for payment and being aware that she was underage. The plot is made up of successive meetings in nightclubs, hotels and restaurants in Milan from December 29, 2009 until the eve before the 2010 World Cup.
“Such reports are totally false, I do not know the referred young woman, I have never met her, nor have I had any date or encounter with her. On December 29, 2009, in particular, I was in Madrid training, just as I did on the following day. In fact, in the period between December 2009 and June 2010 I did not go to Milan one single time, a fact that can be easily proven.
I am a victim, once again of trashy and foul reporting. As on previous occasions, I will show no contemplation for those who involve my name in these sordid stories and who show no respect for other’s dignity and for the rules of their profession.”
Karima El Mahroug in Silvio Berlusconi's Sex Scandal
Karima El Mahroug became a known face after Silvio Berlusconi, the former Prime Minister of Italy was accused and convicted of paying the 17-year-old in 2010 for sexual services. The Italian leader was later found not guilty upon re-investigation. Nevertheless, Karima’s role in his sex parties and sleeping with then 74-year-old Prime Minister jolted the political world across the globe. One will have to see if Karima once again plays a defining role in Cristiano Ronaldo and Kathryn Mayorga’s rape case controversy.