Soon after German magazine Der Spiegel published a story presenting Cristiano Ronaldo to have paid a woman so as not to press charges against him for rape, Gestifute, the sports management company that Jorge Mendes, the agent of Ronaldo, has founded, issued a statement, ‘answering’ to Der Spiegel and informing everyone about what will come next.
The German magazine Der Spiegel published a long article regarding an alleged accusation of rape that would have been directed at Cristiano Ronaldo in 2009, about eight years ago. The article is nothing but a piece of journalistic fiction
the statement read. Next, came arguments against the authenticity of the story.
The alleged victim refuses to come forward and confirm the veracity of the accusation. The newspaper has based their entire narrative on documents which are unsigned and where the parties are not identified, on emails between lawyers whose content does not concern Cristiano Ronaldo and whose authenticity he cannot verify, and on an alleged letter that is said to have been sent to him by the so-called victim, but was never received by Cristiano
Gestifute’s statement read, ending with a warning directed at Der Spiegel.
The accusations reported by the De Spiegel are false and Cristiano Ronaldo will do everything in his power to react against these. An accusation of an act of rape is disgusting and outraging, and he will not allow it to hang over his reputation
It remains to be seen what exactly the side of the Portuguese star will actually do, going after the German magazine.