Earlier this week, the Las Vegas police decided to reopen the investigation of a rape case against Ronaldo from 2009.
Football club Juventus’ value in the stock market has fallen over five percent in the wake of the rape attack against star player Cristiano Ronaldo, reports AFP.
When the Oslo Stock Exchange opened Friday morning, it did not take long before Juventus shares had dropped 5.37 percent to 1.25 euros.
The rape claim can also create trouble for Ronaldo, purely private economically. Equipment giant Nike, who has a sponsorship agreement with the Portuguese worth $ 8.2 billion, said Thursday that the company is deeply concerned about the allegations against the football star.
Juventus has chosen to support Ronaldo. Portugal’s national team coach Fernando Santos says he believes in Ronaldo’s version of the case.
Cristiano Ronaldo is sued by American Kathryn Mayorga (34), who has terminated a confidentiality statement after the initial settlement of the case. She claims that the Juventus star raped her on a hotel suite during a 2009 Las Vegas holiday trip, which Ronaldo himself rejects.
– Violence is an abominable crime that goes against all I am and stands for, Ronaldo wrote on his Twitter profile.