Ronaldo “very confident” his name will be cleared soon over rape allegations

TURIN, ITALY - DECEMBER 29: Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus greets supporters before the Serie A match between Juventus and UC Sampdoria on December 29, 2018 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images)

Cristiano Ronaldo has provided an update on the rape allegations that continue to surround him and insists he is remaining calm and is certain it will come to an end soon

The Juventus star has been accused by ex-American model Kathryn Mayorga of raping her in a Vegas hotel suite back in 2009.

Afterwards, Ms Mayorga claimed she had signed a settlement of £287,000 from Ronaldo in 2010 with Vegas police confirming the original case was closed in 2009 due to a lack of evidence.

But, in light of the #MeToo campaign, Ms Mayorga was inspired to go public and reopen the case in September.

Ronaldo has since denied Ms Mayorga’s allegations and announced he’s remaining calm and confident over the case.

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“It hurts me to see my family upset about the news,” Ronaldo told Daily Record.

“But they know I would never be able to do that.

“I am completely calm and very confident that soon everything will be clear.”

Ronaldo also announced his intention to return to Portugal at international level in 2019.

The 33-year-old will likely be back in action for Juventus’ trip to Bologna in the Coppa Italia on January 12.