‘My lawyers are confident’: Cristiano Ronaldo addresses rape allegation – video

Cristiano Ronaldo says he and his lawyers are confident he will be cleared of an allegation of rape, with the Juventus player declaring himself a 'happy man' prior to facing former club Manchester United in the Champions League.

The 33-year-old is being sued by a woman in the United States, Kathryn Mayorga, who claims he raped her in the penthouse suite of a Las Vegas hotel in 2009. 

Ronaldo firmly denied the allegation of rape in a Twitter post and did so again in a surprising appearance at the pre-match press conference at Old Trafford. 

'I know I am an example,' he said. 'I know, 100%. On the pitch and outside (of) the pitch, so I am always smiling, I am a happy man. The truth always comes in first position'

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