Cristiano Ronaldo has been accused of rape by a second alleged victim, according to Leslie Stovall, the lawyer representing Kathryn Mayorga, who has also accused the Juventus star of the same crime.
“I have had a call from a woman who claims to have had a similar experience,” Stovall said, according to Caroline Graham at the Mail on Sunday.
Stovall did not name the woman involved but said he would pass on her details to Las Vegas police, per Graham.
Las Vegas police has reopened an investigation into Mayorga’s allegation that she was raped by Ronaldo in a hotel room in 2009. The Juventus star has denied the allegations.
Manager Massimiliano Allegri said the 33-year-old is “fine” and “Juventus have to protect Ronaldo” when asked about the Portuguese forward amid the current allegations, per Calciomercato.com’s Lorenzo Bettoni.
Portugal prime minister Antonio Costa has also defended Ronaldo, who he’s called “an extraordinary footballer,” per The Sun’s Jon Lockett.
Ronaldo played for Juventus in Saturday’s 2-0 win at Udinese and scored the second goal for the Italian champions. The team have now won all eight league games this season.
Juventus and Ronaldo have been affected off the pitch by the allegations surrounding the forward.
Ronaldo is the cover star of the new FIFA 19 video game, but his image has been removed from social media platforms by EA Sports, per Kate McGreavy for MailOnline.
Shares in the Italian club have dropped since the allegations emerged. Juventus saw their shares drop by 10 per cent on Friday after criticism of their handling of the situation, per BBC News.
Sportswear giant Nike, who have an advertising contract with Ronaldo, have said they are “deeply concerned” by the allegations, per Rozina Sabur at the Telegraph. The contract is said to be worth $1 billion (£768 million) and “could be at risk,” per the report.
Ronaldo has yet to respond to the fresh allegations. He will not be in action over the international break after being left out of the Portugal squad to face Poland and Scotland.