2. SOUNDBITE (English) Leslie Stovall, attorney for Mayorga
"I think it's this is an individual who suffered. She suffers depression, major depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, which involves intrusive thoughts. If you know what that means in relationship to PTSD. She has a lot of problems attributable to the 2009 sexual assault."
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4. SOUNDBITE (English) Leslie Stovall, attorney for Mayorga
"Miss Mayorga has said that she did not consent to sexual intercourse. And it's clearly stated in the complaint. It's clearly stated in her reporting to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and it's consistently been reported to -- she has been very consistent in her reporting of that."
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6. SOUNDBITE (English) Leslie Stovall, attorney for Mayorga
"So I don't want to sound... It almost sounds trite. I mean, you know, she wants justice of course, right? I suppose if I were really to tell you what I think she would want, she would want to have not been the person that this occurred to on June 13th 2009. She would not want to be the person who's had to live with this for the last eight or nine years. And it's unfortunate that, and oftentimes you see these remarks in the press 'well, what does she just want money?' Well, you know, in our legal system you can't give her back what she's lost. You know? I wish we could. I wish we could say what occurred on June 13th 2009 did not occur, didn't happen to you. Boom. Go on with your life. Unfortunately we were not able to do that."
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8. SOUNDBITE (English) Leslie Stovall, attorney for Mayorga
"Yes the #MeToo movement and the women who have stood up and disclosed sexual assaults publicly has given Kathryn a lot of courage and has, to a great extent, enabled her to come forward, and to file her civil complaint and also to go to the police department."
A lawyer for a Nevada woman alleging that soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo raped her in Las Vegas in 2009 said Tuesday that his client has suffered emotional damage following the alleged incident.l
The lawsuit filed last week alleges Ronaldo had what the document calls "fixers" obstruct a police investigation and trick Kathryn Mayorga into accepting $375,000 to keep quiet.
Las Vegas police say they've reopened a sexual assault investigation at Mayorga's request.
Ronaldo used Twitter to deny her accusations of what he calls an "abominable crime."
AP does not typically identify alleged victims of sexual assault, but lawyers say Kathryn Mayorga gave The Associated Press permission to publish her name.
The civil lawsuit filed in state court in Las Vegas alleges Ronaldo raped Mayorga, who was then 24, in his penthouse suite at a Las Vegas hotel and hired a team of what the document called "fixers" to shape the monetary settlement, obstruct a police criminal investigation and trick Mayorga into taking $375,000 to keep quiet.
Mayorga's attorney, Leslie Stovall, said Wednesday that the #MeToo movement played a role in giving her the courage to file the suit.
An attorney for Ronaldo, Christian Schertz in Berlin, did not immediately respond to emails from AP.
It was not immediately clear if the player had an attorney representing him in the matter in the U.S. After the German magazine Der Spiegel reported about the lawsuit last week, Schertz threatened to sue, saying the article violated Ronaldo's personal rights "in an exceptionally serious way."