Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly laid out rules for STD tests in the £287,000 contact he ordered his rape accuser to sign as his family broke their silence by showing their support for the player on social media.
Mother Dolores and sister Katia both posted pictures of Cristiano in a Superman cape with matching messages on Facebook and Instagram, vowing to seek ‘justice’. It comes after Kathryn Mayorga, a former model turned teacher, accused the sportsman of raping her in a Vegas hotel suite back in 2009.
Ronaldo has repeatedly denied her claims, calling them ‘fake, fake news’. Ms Mayorga said she signed a £287,000 settlement with Ronaldo in 2010. The documents, published in Der Spiegel, contained a clause stating that Ms Mayorga tested positive for a STD, Ronaldo would have to undergo a test for that disease. However, there is no suggestion that either party needed to or took any STD tests.
It comes as Ronaldo’s family urged fans to show their support for the player.
They wrote: ‘I want to see who has the courage to put this photo on their profile for a week and make a chain for him..for Portugal, for him, for us and for the union of our people, for justice. He deserves it.’
The cartoon-style picture of Ronaldo carried two hashtags in Portuguese. One translates as ‘#Ronaldo, we are with you to the end’ and the other – #Justicacr7 – as ‘#Justice for CR7’, referring to his initials and shirt number.
Katia’s message had got nearly 15,000 likes in the first hour after she posted it, with one insisting: ‘I support Cristiano. This seems like a trap because there are things that don’t make sense.’
Another, a Portuguese national called Renan Soares, said: ‘United we will conquer.’