When People Question Your Honour, It Hurts, Says Cristiano Ronaldo

Updated: 21 August 2019 10:39 IST

Cristiano Ronaldo said "2018 was the most difficult year on a personal level".

When People Question Your Honour, It Hurts, Says Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo had to deal with rape allegations last year. © AFP

Cristiano Ronaldo told Portuguese television on Tuesday that "2018 was the most difficult year on a personal level." Ronaldo had to deal with rape allegations last year after former model Kathryn Mayorga filed a complaint in September alleging she was sexually assaulted by the footballer in 2009 in a Las Vegas hotel room. The case was dismissed in a Nevada court in June, though the filing did not say if Ronaldo had agreed a settlement. He denies the accusation, although he has reportedly acknowledged that he paid Mayorga in an earlier settlement.  

"When people question your honour, it hurts," he said on Tuesday. "It hurts a lot mainly because I have a big family, a wife and an intelligent child who understands a lot of things." 

"This is a case I'm not comfortable expressing myself on. But once again, my innocence has been proven. It makes me proud," said the Juventus and former Manchester United and Real Madrid star.

Comments
Topics mentioned in this article Juventus Juventus Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro Cristiano Ronaldo Football
Highlights
  • Ronaldo said "2018 was the most difficult year on a personal level"
  • Ronaldo had to deal with rape allegations last year
  • A model accused she was sexually assaulted by the footballer in 2009
Related Articles
Defending Champions Portugal Qualify For Euro 2020
Defending Champions Portugal Qualify For Euro 2020
Cristiano Ronaldo Hat-Trick Fires Portugal To Brink Of Euro 2020 Qualification
Cristiano Ronaldo Hat-Trick Fires Portugal To Brink Of Euro 2020 Qualification
Cristiano Ronaldo Leaves Stadium Before Final Whistle After Being Substituted
Cristiano Ronaldo Leaves Stadium Before Final Whistle After Being Substituted
Champions League: Maurizio Sarri Explains Why Cristiano Ronaldo Reacted Furiously After Being Substituted
Champions League: Maurizio Sarri Explains Why Cristiano Ronaldo Reacted Furiously After Being Substituted
Juventus Go Four Points Clear In Serie A As Cristiano Ronaldo Hits 701st Goal
Juventus Go Four Points Clear In Serie A As Cristiano Ronaldo Hits 701st Goal
Advertisement