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Cristiano Ronaldo responds to rape allegations

Juventus v SSC Napoli - Serie A

TURIN, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 29: Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus reacts during the Srie A match between Juventus and SSC Napoli at Allianz Stadium on September 29, 2018 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images )

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A smiling Cristiano Ronaldo called rape allegations “fake news” in an Instagram video on Sunday.

The Juventus star, 33, has been accused of rape by American woman Kathryn Mayorga, who alleges that Ronaldo assaulted her in 2009.

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Ronaldo had already threatened to sue Der Spiegel, the German publication which published an interview with Mayorga detailing her allegations.

Laughing in the video while reclining on a bed, Ronaldo claims, “They want to promote [themselves] by [using] my name. It’s normal.”

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