Cristiano Ronaldo. Reuters
Berlin: A woman who has accused football star Cristiano Ronaldo of raping her gained courage from the #MeToo movement to file a complaint, her lawyer has said.

Ronaldo has denied any wrongdoing after being accused by Kathryn Mayorga of raping her in Las Vegas in 2009.

Ronaldo said on Twitter this week he awaited the result of a reopened police inquiry “with tranquillity”.

“I firmly deny the accusations Rape is an abominable crime that goes against everything that I am and believe in,” he wrote. “Keen as I may be to clear my name, I refuse to feed the media spectacle created by people seeking to promote themselves at my expense.” dpa