- Cristiano Ronaldo has denied sexual assault allegations published by Der Spiegel
- The German magazine claim Ronaldo paid $375,000 to settle a the allegation
- The magazine reports Ronaldo's lawyer agreed to a settlement in 2010
- Ronaldo reported to have been involved in some incident in in Las Vegas in 2009
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has denied allegations of sexual assault by German news magazine Der Spiegel.
Speaking through his management company Gestifute, Ronaldo refuted claims that he paid $375,000 to settle an allegation of raepe in 2010.
Der Spiegel claims Ronaldo's lawyer agreed to a settlement in 2010 after an alleged incident in Las Vegas in 2009.
NAIJ,com understands that the German newspaper were citing documents from an out-of-court agreement.
Ronaldo has now released a statement through his management company calling the story "a piece of journalistic fiction".
The 32-year-old Portuguese has also promised to "do everything in his power" to protect his reputation.
The statement read: "Today, the German newspaper Der Spiegel published a long article regarding an alleged accusation of sexual assault that would have been directed at Cristiano Ronaldo in 2009, i.e. about 8 years ago.
"The article is nothing but a piece of journalistic fiction.
"The alleged victim refuses to come forward and confirm the veracity of the accusation.
"The newspaper has based their entire narrative on documents which are unsigned and where the parties are not identified, on emails between lawyers whose content does not concern Cristiano Ronaldo and whose authenticity he cannot verify, and on an alleged letter that is said to have been sent to him by the so-called victim, but was never received by Cristiano.
"The accusations reported by the Der Spiegel are false, and Cristiano Ronaldo will do everything in his power to react against these."