Portuguese media have reported that Peter Christiansen spoke to investigators looking into the Kathryn Mayorga case and is confident his client will be absolved.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s lawyer has met with Las Vegas police department detectives investigating allegations of sexual assault against the Juventus forward and is apparently “satisfied” with the outcome, according to reports in the Portuguese and Italian media.
Peter Christiansen, who Ronaldo hired in response to claims made by Kathryn Mayorga that the player allegedly raped her in 2009, “seemed satisfied with what he saw” during his meeting with investigators and is “convinced that the matter will be concluded with a positive result” and the innocence of his client established, Correio de Manhã reported.
Ronaldo denies the allegations and made a statement after the initial reports of an investigation being opened emerged earlier this month.
Ronaldo lawyer: Der Spiegel documents "complete fabrications"
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.— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) 3 October 2018
Christiansen, a “lawyer to the stars”, stated when he took the case that documents published by German daily Der Spiegel purporting to show a privacy agreement signed by Ronaldo and Mayorga in 2010 preventing her from going public with the allegations in exchange for $375,000 that the papers were “complete fabrications.”
“It is my understanding that in 2015, dozens of entities (including law firms) across many different industries throughout Europe were hacked and their electronic data was stolen and captured by a cybercriminal” Christiansen said in a statement.
“This hacker attempted to sell this data, and one media outlet has now irresponsibly published the stolen documents, significant portions of which were altered and/or completely fabricated. To absolve any doubt, Mr. Ronaldo has always maintained, as he does today, that what occurred in 2009 in Las Vegas was consensual in nature.
“While Mr. Ronaldo does not deny the existence of the mutual agreement and release, his motivations for agreeing to that resolution have been twisted to say the least. Far from any admission of guilt or any ulterior motive, Mr. Ronaldo was advised to privately resolve the allegations against him in order to avoid the inevitable attempts that are now being made to destroy a reputation that has been built upon hard work, athleticism and honour. Unfortunately, he now finds himself embroiled in the type of litigation that is all too commonplace in America.”