β˜€πŸ‘‘ Soccer Star #Christiano Ronaldo Calls Rape Allegation β€˜Fake News’ A Las Vegas woman is seeking to have a nondisclosure agreement thrown out. By #CarlaBaranauckas for #Huffpost

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Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo has denied a rape allegation from 2009 that was reported in Germany’s weekly news publication Der Spiegel on Friday.

β€œWhat they said today: Fake, fake news,” Ronaldo, 33, said in a video posted on Instagram. β€œThey want to promote by my name. It’s normal. They want to be famous. It’s part of the job. I’m a happy man and all good.”

Der Spiegel said that Kathryn Mayorga of Las Vegas accused him of raping her nine years ago, when she was 25, in a hotel room. She said that she had agreed to an out-of-court settlement with him in which she was paid $375,000 and she agreed not to talk about her accusation.

Mayorga, now 34, has a new lawyer and the Las Vegas police have reopened the case, according to news reports. She has also filed a civil suit to have the nondisclosure agreement thrown out.

Ronaldo’s lawyer, Christian Schertz, says the soccer star plans to sue Der Spiegel for β€œmoral damages.”

Schertz told BBC News that Der Spiegel’s reporting was β€œblatantly illegal” and β€œprobably one of the most serious violations of personal rights in recent years.”

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