Manchester: Cristiano Ronaldo, former Real Madrid player said he was a "happy man" and that the truth will come out about the rape allegation against him.
While answering questions Monday at a news conference in Manchester, Ronaldo said: "I know I am an example. I know, 100%. On the pitch and outside the pitch. So I am always smiling, I am happy man, I'm blessed that I play in a fantastic club," quoted BBC.
Kathryn Mayorga says the star Juventus forward raped her in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2009 while she repeatedly screamed no, according to a lawsuit filed in Clark County, Nevada.
"My lawyers, they are confident and of course I am, too. The most important is I enjoy the football, I enjoy my life. The rest, I have people who take care of my life. Of course, the truth is always coming in the first position. So, I'm good," Ronaldo said.
Ronaldo's representatives denied the rape allegations when German publication Der Spiegel first reported them in 2017. After the outlet broke news of the lawsuit last month in an interview with Mayorga, Ronaldo's lawyer called the reporting "blatantly illegal."
Ronaldo is set to play for Juventus in the Champions League on Tuesday against Manchester United.(UNI)