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Cristiano Ronaldo Denies Rape Accusations on Social Media

The 33-year-old has been accused by a woman who said the soccer star raped her in Las Vegas in 2009.

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    Ronaldo posted a video on Instagram shortly after a civil lawsuit was filed in Nevada last week, calling it “Fake. Fake news.”

    Cristiano Ronaldo has denied “accusations being issued against” him and called rape an “abominable crime.”

    The 33-year-old Ronaldo has been accused of rape by Kathryn Mayorga. She has said the soccer great raped her in Las Vegas in 2009.

    Ronaldo posted a video on Instagram shortly after a civil lawsuit was filed in Nevada last week, calling it “Fake. Fake news.”

    On Wednesday, Ronaldo tweeted in both Portuguese and English.

    Ronaldo wrote: “I firmly deny the accusations being issued against me. 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.”

    In a second tweet, he added: “My clear conscious will thereby allow me to await with tranquility the results of any and all investigations.”