Ronaldo ‘calls in lawyers’ as UK model deletes Twitter account after claims against football star
Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly hit back at UK glamour model Jasmine Lennard after she posted a series of incendiary tweets about the Portuguese football star in which she branded him a “psychopath” and “bully.”
Lennard, 33, posted the tweets on Tuesday slamming the Juventus forward – with whom she claims she had a relationship 10 years ago.
The model said she had information that would help Kathryn Mayorga, the US woman who accuses Ronaldo of raping her in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2009 – allegations which the footballer vehemently denies.Also on rt.com Cristiano Ronaldo branded ‘psychopath’ by model Jasmine Lennard, who pledges help to rape accuser
Lennard said she was “reaching out” to Mayorga after watching the documentary ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ which details sexual abuse allegations.
“No one has any idea what he is truly like. If they had half a clue they’d be horrified,” Lennard wrote in one tweet.
“No one would believe the things I'm going to share if I didn't have proof but thankfully — because I'm a smart girl — I have an abundance of it. Game's up,” she added.
Ronaldo has reportedly now hit back, calling Lennard’s claims “false and defamatory,” according to US news outlet TMZ.
Lawyers for the former Real Madrid and Manchester United ace are also said to be looking at the situation.
"Mr. Ronaldo has no specific recollection of meeting Ms. Lennard 10 years ago or at any point," his legal team said, TMZ reported.
"He has not had a relationship with her and he has not had any contact with her, whether in the last 18 months as Ms Lennard suggests, or otherwise."
Lennard, meanwhile, has deleted her account from the social media network.
The model shot to fame on the TV talent-search show Make Me A Supermodel and has also appeared on the Celebrity Big Brother show in the UK.
She has previously talked to the media about what she says was a fling with the football player back in 2008.
She claimed in her recent tweets that she had been in touch with Ronaldo in the past 18 months, which the footballer reportedly denies.
Ronaldo has vehemently denied the allegations against him by Mayorga, who says he anally raped her in a Las Vegas hotel suite after a night spent partying in 2009.
Lawyers for the player have said that documents cited by some media outlets in reporting the case are “fabrications.”Also on rt.com 'Completely calm and very confident': Cristiano Ronaldo says he will be cleared of rape allegations
Ronaldo himself said in December that he was “calm” and “very confident that soon everything will be clear."