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CRISTIANO RONALDO. | COURTESY

World football star Cristiano Ronaldo has “firmly” denied raping former US model Kathryn Mayorga.

The Juventus striker took to Twitter to clear his name against Kathryn accusations that he raped her at a hotel in Las Vegas in 2009.

Mayorga filed a civil lawsuit in Nevada last week seeking monetary damages from Ronaldo, according to lawyer Larissa Drohobyczer.

According to the lawsuit, Ronaldo bought Kathryn’s silence for $375,000 following the rape incident.

Drohobyczer said she was “emotionally fragile” then and agreed to an out of court settlement because she never wanted her name made public.

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