Las Vegas authorities have sent out a warrant to collect DNA from Cristiano Ronaldo to discover whether it matches traces found on a dress belonging to Kathryn Mayorga, the woman who has said he raped her in a hotel room in 2009, according to multiple reports.
Ronaldo firmly denies the claims and is offering police full cooperation, including providing a DNA sample, United States news outlet TMZ Sports reports, citing sources close to the player.
A law enforcement official with knowledge of the case told the Wall Street Journal that authorities in Sin City recently sent the warrant to court officials in Italy, where the 33-year-old now plays for Juventus.More news: Cristiano Ronaldo ‘to take legal action’ against model Jasmine Lennard
A key piece of evidence in the investigation is a dress from the night in question nine years ago.
Authorities have reportedly obtained the accuser Kathryn Mayorga's dress from the alleged incident and are now looking to see if Ronaldo's DNA is a match.
Cristiano Ronaldo's lawyer, Peter S. Christiansen, has refused to make a statement on the latest developments in the case. He is expected to ship the sample back to Las Vegas.More news: Russia-China trade turnover hits record $100 billion
Investigations are still going on the allegations that Ronaldo allegedly assaulted Kathryn Mayorga in America even though the Portuguese has denied what he was accused of.
Mayorga shared her story with German publication Der Spiegel, which sparked a strong denial from Ronaldo's camp and a threat to sue the publication, calling rape an "abominable crime". According to court papers, the footballer confirmed that they did have sexual intercourse, but said that it was a consensual act.
Her lawyers are now seeking to declare the non-disclosure agreement void. She says she was left traumatised, and suffering from post-traumatic stress, "major depression" and suicidal thoughts.More news: Freddie Roach: Mayweather Will Fight Winner Of Pacquiao/Broner