Some groups of people are trying to frustrate the return of Cristiano Ronaldo to Manchester United. During his second debut at Old Trafford on Saturday, September 11, 2021, his past surfaced.
Recall that Manchester United played Newcastle United in a Premier League game in which Cristiano Ronaldo was allowed to play in the presence of the club’s fans.
To the expectation of most fans of Manchester United, Cristiano Ronaldo scored two goals in Manchester United’s 4-1 win over Newcastle United but that was not all that happened during the game.
Though most mainstream media concentrated on how superb Cristiano Ronaldo was during the Premier League game, a message of support for Kathryn Mayorga flew above Old Trafford.
Records revealed that Cristiano Ronaldo met with Kathryn Mayorga in 2009 when he was on holiday in Las Vegas, United States, a place of birth of Mayorga.
The woman was 25-year-old then and was reportedly working with a nightclub on a part-time basis. Mayorga once revealed that she exchanged contacts with the Manchester United returnee and arranged for a second meeting afterward.
Pictures surfaced afterward showing Cristiano Ronaldo and Kathryn Mayorga partying together at a nightclub. During that period, the woman was said to be suffering from a psychological disorder.
Also, during that period, she was said to be married to a bartender and part-time computer repairman since 2008.
Kathryn Mayorga said Ronaldo invited her and her friends to a party in Las Vegas. When she attended the party, she entered Ronaldo’s room and the footballer allegedly forced his way through her.
The case was taken to court in Nevada. Though Ronaldo insisted then that he had consensual sex with Mayorga, he agreed to pay her an out-of-court settlement fee worth €336,000.
After the meeting, Mayorga decided to withdraw her signature from the settlement deal and decided to file a lawsuit in 2018. She said she had gained the courage to speak out because of the #MeToo movement.
“They want to promote [themselves by using] my name. It’s normal”, Ronaldo was quoted as saying after the lawsuit.
“They want to be famous to say my name, but it is part of the job. I am a happy man and all good.”
Speaking to Portuguese television TVI, Ronaldo said: “2018 was probably my worst year ever, personally speaking. When people question your honor, it hurts, it hurts a lot.”
Since 2018, Kathryn Mayorga has continued to seek 65 million euros in damages over her claim that Cristiano Ronaldo sexually assaulted her.
Before Ronaldo arrived in Manchester, Mayorga’s scandal has died down. However, on Saturday, September 11, 2021, a Feminist group which is known as “Level Up” decided to ignite the scandal by flying a banner over Old Trafford which read: “Believe Kathryn Mayorga”.
At the time of publishing this report, Cristiano Ronaldo nor his legal representatives are yet to react to the banner.
"I belong to Manchester United." ♥️— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) September 12, 2021
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