Juventus superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo, has said he paid the sum of $375,000 to Kathryn Mayorga who accused him of rape in 2010, TMZ reports.
The American model reportedly sued the Portuguese for violating her sometimes in 2009 in a hotel room in Las Vegas, but the allegation was continuously rejected by Juventus superstar.
Authorities in Las Vegas announced last month that there was insufficient evidence against the footballer to bring criminal charges.
Mayorga is pressing ahead with a civil case, but Ronaldo’s lawyers want to have it thrown out.
According to them, the claim was already settled with a payoff and confidentiality agreement in 2010.
In newly filed court documents, Ronaldo’s camp are said to acknowledge the $375,000 figure. They insist the payment was not an admission of guilt, but merely an effort to keep the story from public attention.
Mayorga’s lawyers now want the agreement thrown out.