Cristiano Ronaldo: Juventus forward not in Portugal squad to face Scotland & Poland

Suspended Juventus Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo watches the UEFA Champions League group H football match between Juventus and Young Boys from the tribune

Suspended Juventus Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo watches the UEFA Champions League group H football match between Juventus and Young Boys from the tribune

However, the Portugal football player who also plays for Italian club Juventus, denied the allegation and ready to face any investigation in connection with the case.

Ronaldo's denial came as lawyers for his accuser said they had obtained damning correspondence between the footballer and his legal team.

Las Vegas police are reopening their investigation into the assault allegations.

Ronaldo issued a statement on Wednesday in which he denied the claims, saying: "I firmly deny the accusations being issued against me. Rape is an abominable crime that goes against everything that I am and believe in", the five time Ballon d'Or victor wrote in a tweet.

The Juventus forward was left out of the squad for games against Poland and Scotland later this month.

Mayorga filed the suit September 27 and detailed the assault as well as claims Ronaldo's "team" threatened her with public ridicule and influenced the police investigation.

"She wants justice, of course", he said.

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"In the future, nothing is going to stop Ronaldo from being in the squad", Santos said. She told the German news magazine Der Spiegel that he invited her to his hotel room and forced her to have anal sex with him.

Ronaldo is being sued by a woman named Kathryn Mayorga, who alleges that the soccer superstar raped her at a Las Vegas hotel back in 2009.

It said she accepted an invitation to join Ronaldo and others in his penthouse suite to "enjoy the view of the Las Vegas strip".

After she refused his demand to perform oral sex and said she wanted to leave, Ronaldo pulled her into a bedroom and anally raped her while she screamed "no, no, no", according to the suit.

The lawyer also pointed out that his client has suffering from major depression and attempted to commit suicide ever since the sexual assault that took place a decade ago. BBC reports that Mayorga reportedly reached an out-of-court settlement with Ronaldo in 2010, involving a $375,000 payment for agreeing never to go public with the allegations.

Mayorga is now seeking more than $200,000 in a lawsuit claiming she "lacked the mental capacity to participate in negotiations...due to the injuries suffered".

"Her decision to pursue this matter is important because she is now advocating for herself", Stovall said in Wednesday's press conference.

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