CR7 summoned for rape allegations?

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Cristiano Ronaldo will reportedly be served with a summons to face rape allegations against him after the alleged victim's lawyers tracked down the five-time Ballon d'Or winner's home address in Italy.

German publication Der Spiegel sent shockwaves around the globe in 2018 when they reported on the former Manchester United superstar's involvement in a rape case involving American women Kathryn Mayorga in a Las Vegas hotel back in 2009.

The report, which came out in October 2018, claimed the Real Madrid record goalscorer not only admitted to his reported wrongdoing, but also paid the alleged victim seemingly in a bid to cover up the rape allegations.

While Ronaldo's lawyers have categorically denied the rape accusation, the latest from the Daily Mail is that the 34-year-old is set to be served with a summons to face the allegations.

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It is believed that Ronaldo's legal team worked furiously around the clock in an attempt to get the case dismissed.

However, with the alleged victim's lawyers having successfully hunted down the Bianconeri superstar's home address in Italy after US police reopened the investigation in October 2018, Ronaldo is set to be sent the court summons in the coming weeks, once the document is translated.