Girl who claimed Ronaldo slept with her at 17, dragged into rape allegation
According to reports, lawyers to the US lady who raised a rape allegation case against Cristiano Ronaldo, want to probe another sex claim against him — by a girl embroiled in Italy’s “bunga bunga” VIP vice scandal.
Karima El Mahroug, 25, alleged Ronaldo paid £3,500 for sex in 2010 knowing she was 17 — illegal in Italy, where she lived.
US court papers filed by Kathryn Mayorga’s lawyers mention “the sexual assault of a woman in Italy”, which they now confirm refers to Karima.
A source said:
“They’re prepared to travel the earth for evidence to help their case. Karima’s someone they’re interested in speaking to.” Ronaldo has insisted of Karima: “I have never met her, nor have I had any date or encounter with her.”
Italy’s age of consent is 14 but paying an under-18 for sex is a crime. Italy’s ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi was convicted of paying her for under-age romps at “bunga bunga” sex parties but was later cleared.