Rape is an abominable crime that goes against everything I am - Cristiano Ronaldo

Rape is an abominable crime that goes against everything I am - Cristiano Ronaldo

- The Juventus star firmly issues a statement denying any rape allegations

- He had initially lightly denied the allegations on Instagram

- However, the superstar issued a comprehensive statement on Wednesday which thoroughly condemned rape

- According to Ronaldo, rape stood against everything that defined him as a player and human being

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Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo has issued a damning statement following damaging rape allegations against him.

Ronaldo, through his Twitter, faulted the media for riding on the explosive allegations, adding that his conscience was clear.

Rape is an abominable crime that goes against everything that I am - Cristiano Ronaldo

Rape is an abominable crime that goes against everything that I am - Cristiano Ronaldo

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As TUKO.co.ke reported, Ronaldo had on Saturday, September 29 taken to Instagram in a video to simply laugh off allegations made by American woman Kathryn Mayorga as fake news.

Days later and the fire that came with the allegations only seems to be intensifying, prompting the Portuguese star to speak on the matter himself.

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According to the 33-year old, the accuser was only attempting to ride on his name using the allegations as he termed rape as an abominable crime.

"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," Ronaldo's statement read.

Leslie Stovall, Mayorga's co-counsel was not available to respond to Ronaldo's statement, although the case , which dates back to 2009 is set to drag on.

Mayorga alleged claims to have endured "psycological injuries" after an alleged non-consensual sexual encounter with Ronaldo nine years ago.

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