Juventus superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo has “firmly” denied raping a woman in a US hotel room almost a decade ago.
Ronaldo insists he has a “clear” conscience over the allegation he attacked Kathryn Mayorga in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2009.
He spoke out ahead of her lawyers giving a press conference on Wednesday.
He had previously said the allegation, first reported in German magazine Der Spiegel, was “fake news”.
On Wednesday, he issued a statement through his official Twitter account and wrote:
“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.
“My clear conscious will thereby allow me to await with tranquillity the results of any and all investigations.”