Police in Las Vegas have reopened a sexual assault investigation from 2009 at the request of a woman who has alleged she was raped by Cristiano Ronaldo.
Kathryn Mayorga says she was attacked by the Portuguese footballer in a hotel room in the U.S. city that year.
The 33-year-old Juventus forward Ronaldo, has dismissed the claim, first reported in Germany’s Der Spiegel, as “fake news”.
His representatives said he would take legal action against the magazine.
In 2010, she reportedly reached an out-of-court settlement with Ronaldo involving a $375,000 payment for agreeing never to go public with the allegations.
Her lawyers are now seeking to declare the non-disclosure agreement void.