Lawyer in Cristiano Ronaldo rape case to meet woman who claims to be star's ex-girlfriend

    Ronaldo joined Juventus from Real Madrid in July 2018.

    (CNN)The lawyer of Kathryn Mayorga, who has accused Cristiano Ronaldo of raping her in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2009, will travel to London to interview a woman who claims to be the soccer star's ex-girlfriend.

    Leslie Mark Stovall, attorney for Mayorga, said in a press release Tuesday that after speaking with British model and reality TV personality Jasmine Lennard he would travel to England to meet the 33-year-old and her attorney, Jonathan Coad.
    "Mr Ronaldo has no specific recollection of meeting Ms. Lennard 10 years ago or at any point," said a statement from Ronaldo's representatives in London.
      "He has not had a relationship with her and he has not had any contact with her, whether in the last 18 months as Ms Lennard suggests, or otherwise.
      "The voice notes posted by Ms Lennard on social media are not of Mr Ronaldo. Mr Ronaldo will take appropriate legal action in due course.'"
      Ronaldo, 33, has repeatedly denied the allegations. In October he tweeted: "I firmly deny the accusations being issued against me. Rape is an abominable crime that goes against everything that I am and believe in."
      Last week Las Vegas police investigating the allegation sent a warrant to authorities in Italy requesting a sample of the Portuguese football superstar's DNA. The Wall Street Journal reported police sent the warrant to a court in Italy, where Ronaldo plays for famed club Juventus.