Cristiano Ronaldo dropped from Portugal squad to face Scotland amid rape allegation

Cristiano Ronaldo dropped from Portugal squad to face Scotland amid rape allegation

Juventus later posted a video on You Tube and Twitter showing Ronaldo working up a sweat as he trained with his teammates at the team's Continassa centre in Turin for Saturday's league game against Udinese.

Ronaldo was also excluded from the squad in September when Portugal drew with World Cup runner-up Croatia in a friendly before beating Nations League opponent Italy.

Ronaldo was left out of the national team announced on Thursday for upcoming global matches, although his absence is not believed to be linked to the allegations that threaten the reputation of the five-time world player of the year.

Ronaldo is being sued by Kathryn Mayorga, who claims the Portuguese raped her at a Las Vegas hotel in 2009, according to a complaint filed by her lawyer. Overnight, Leslie Mark Stovall, Mayorga's attorney, held a press conference at offices in Las Vegas answering questions about why an incident alleged to have happened in 2009 had resurfaced.

Ronaldo, 33, tweeted on Wednesday that he "firmly" denies the accusation - his first direct denial of the allegations.

Meanwhile, Ronaldo's lawyer has previously said: "The reporting in Spiegel is blatantly illegal".

Las Vegas police told PEOPLE's Maura Hohman on Monday they've reopened the investigation into Ronaldo's alleged assault against Mayorga.

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Juventus have come out in defence of their record signing, Cristiano Ronaldo, with a bizarrely dismissive tweet following allegations of rape against the Portuguese star, and their response has caused something of a storm on Twitter.

According to a UK Sun report, Mayorga's legal team revealed in a media parley on Wednesday night, she also battled mental and emotional disorder as the "last eight or nine years have been difficult".

Her lawyers are now seeking to declare the non-disclosure agreement void.

"My clear conscious (sic) will thereby allow me to await with tranquility the results of any and all investigations", he added on his Twitter feed @Cristiano, which has almost 75 million followers.

"When Cristiano Ronaldo completed the sexual assault of the plaintiff, he allowed her to leave the bedroom stating he was sorry, he was usually a gentleman", the lawsuit said.

Ronaldo transferred to Italian club Juventus this summer from Real Madrid at a reported fee of $123m.

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