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SportJuventus coach says Ronaldo 'calm' as rape case goes forward

16:00  11 january  2019
16:00  11 january  2019 Source:   ap.org

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Italian football club Juventus ' shares dropped sharply on Friday, after criticism of their handling of a rape allegation made against summer signing Cristiano Ronaldo . He strongly denies the allegation which emerged in German media this week.

On Thursday, Juventus tweeted: “ Ronaldo has shown in recent months his great professionalism Ronaldo issued a vehement denial of the accusations on Twitter. “I firmly deny the accusations “ Rape is an abominable crime that goes against everything that I am and believe in. Keen as I may

Juventus coach says Ronaldo 'calm' as rape case goes forward© The Associated Press FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2018, file photo, Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo reacts during the Champions League match at the Stade de Suisse in Bern, Switzerland. Ronaldo is being asked by police in the U.S. to provide a DNA sample in an ongoing investigation of a Nevada woman's allegation that he raped her in his Las Vegas hotel penthouse in 2009, the soccer star's lawyer in Las Vegas said Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. (Alessandro della Valle/Keystone via AP, File)

TURIN, Italy — Cristiano Ronaldo is "very calm" amid the latest developments in an alleged rape case involving an American woman, Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said Friday.

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Mayorga says the star Juventus forward raped her in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2009 while she repeatedly Ronaldo 's representatives denied the rape allegations when German publication Der Spiegel first Asked again about the case , the Portugal captain said : "You didn't listen to what I say .

The Juventus player has consistently denied any wrongdoing, saying in December that he was “ calm ” and “very confident that soon everything will be clear." She says Ronaldo anally raped her after she rejected his advances in a penthouse suite. It is also claimed he sent a team of legal “fixers” to coerce

Ronaldo is being asked by police to provide a DNA sample in an investigation of the allegation by Kathryn Mayorga, a former model and schoolteacher, that he raped her in his Las Vegas hotel penthouse in 2009 and paid her to keep quiet.

"It's a private matter so I can only talk about soccer. So I'll respond to how I've seen Ronaldo. He's very calm. He has trained very well and rested like everyone else — which was needed after four intense months," Allegri said at a pre-match news conference. "Now he needs to prepare well for the second half and most important part of the season.

"I see Cristiano very serene and calm and that's what I'm basing this on," Allegri said when asked if the alleged rape case might affect Ronaldo's performance in the long run. "For the rest of it, it's not my job to respond because they are private matters and it's only right that I don't respond."

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The Juventus forward , 33, said he was calm over "any and all investigations" as he had a "clear" conscience over the allegation. Image copyright Reuters. Image caption Cristiano Ronaldo has branded the rape allegation "fake news". The lawyer said that Ronaldo has 20 days to respond to Ms

Italian football club Juventus ' shares dropped sharply on Friday, after criticism of their handling of a rape allegation made against summer signing Cristiano Ronaldo . He strongly denies the allegation which emerged in German media this week.

Allegri added that Ronaldo will play in an Italian Cup match at Bologna on Saturday.

"He'll play tomorrow. We'll see about when and how," Allegri said.

Ronaldo's lawyer, Peter S. Christiansen, downplayed the DNA development, denied the rape allegation and called evidence collection common in any investigation. He added Thursday that "what occurred in Las Vegas in 2009 was consensual in nature so it is not surprising that DNA would be present, nor that the police would make this very standard request."

Las Vegas police said in a statement that an official request has been submitted to Italian authorities for a DNA sample from the player. Police spokeswoman Laura Meltzer said the request involved a warrant.

The Italian justice ministry, Turin police and the U.S. embassy in Rome had no immediate comment.

After the Bologna game, Ronaldo and Juventus are scheduled to travel to Saudi Arabia for the Italian Super Cup against AC Milan.

Las Vegas police issue warrant for Cristiano Ronaldo's DNA in 2009 rape case

Las Vegas police issue warrant for Cristiano Ronaldo's DNA in 2009 rape case Just one day after Cristiano Ronaldo’s ex-girlfriend Jasmine Lennard accused him of subjecting her to years of verbal and emotional abuse, there is a new development in the rape case against the Juventus star. The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday that the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department has issued a warrant for Ronaldo’s DNA. The goal is to test it to see if it matches DNA found on the dress worn by Kathryn Mayorga on the night she claims Ronaldo raped her. Mayorga has accused Ronaldo of raping her in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2009.

Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has commented on the rape allegations currently hanging over him, saying he is calm and confident that he Las Vegas poice confirmed last year that they had reopened an investigation into the case , amid claims that Ronaldo 's team had coerced Mayorga into

Juventus forward Ronaldo , 33, has dismissed the claim, first reported in Germany's Der Spiegel, as "fake news". His representatives said he would Las Vegas police confirmed they had investigated a complaint in June 2009, but added they had no suspect in the case . "At the time the report was taken

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