Former model Catherine Mayorga, who accused footballer Cristiano Ronaldo of rape in 2009, is claiming compensation of 56 million British pounds (579 crores).
She wants £ 18m for ‘past pain and suffering’, £ 18m for ‘future pain and suffering’ and £ 18m in criminal damages. The 37-year-old’s expenses are up to 1.4 million pounds with court fees of 1.1 million pounds for a total of 56.5 million pounds – equal to two years from the salary of the Juventus star, “said in a report in mirror.co .uk.
The former model had accused the Portuguese football star of raping her. The rape allegedly took place in a hotel room in Las Vegas in 2009 after their meeting at a nightclub.
Ronaldo then categorically denied the allegations, saying: “I categorically deny my accusation. Rape is a heinous crime that contradicts everything I am and believe in.”
Mayorga accepted £ 270,000 as part of an out-of-court settlement in 2010. However, she revived the case three years ago, saying she was “mentally incompetent” when she agreed to sign the agreement under duress.
The report added: “Her legal team has submitted a list of more than 60 witnesses who want to testify. They include former British Big Brother star Jasmine Lennard, 35, who claims to have dated the former Manchester United ace. 10 years ago.