A German newspaper has published sections of a letter from an alleged rape victim of Real Madrid and Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.
Der Spiegel claim to have obtained the six-page letter from whistleblowing website Football Leaks, as well as documents detailing a $375,000 settlement paid by Ronaldo to the woman - named only as 'Susan K.' in the article.
The incident is said to have taken place on June 13, 2009 in A partment 57306 of the Palms Place Hotel in Las Vegas - with the agreement signed in January of the following year by the woman involved and a number of lawyers, including Ronaldo's long-time legal representative Carlos Osório de Castro.
The terms of the agreement state that 'Susan K.' will drop all criminal charges against Ronaldo, as well as a guarantee that she " permanently destroyed or deleted any and all electronic, written or other materials generated or received," in relation to the night in question.
Der Spiegel revealed that they attempted to interview the woman, as well as her family, friends and lawyer, but all refused comment - with the newspaper claiming that 'K.' told them "No comment, no comment," on the phone before hanging up.
In a letter which the alleged victim is said to have written to Ronaldo over a year after the incident, she writes: "I screamed NO NO NO NO NO NOOOO over and over I begged you to stop. I was never so scared in my life," later adding "I wish I could have told the world who you really are."
She 'tells' Ronaldo: "I don't care about your money that was the last thing I wanted!! I wanted justice! There really is 'no justice' in this case.
"My life will never be the same."
K. went on to add: "Today I would give anything to go back and change my decision!! It has been over a year since you raped me."
When asked for comment by the German paper, Ronaldo's Munich-based lawyer Johannes Kreile replied that his party "categorically reject the accusations raised in your questions," adding that Ronaldo would "take action against any untrue factual claims as well as any violation of his right to privacy."
The lawyer also demanded that Der Spiegel "desist from reporting" about the letter.
The full weight of the leaked documents can be found here.