Portugal Prime Minister, Antonio Costa has defended his country man Cristiano Ronaldo who is currently being accused of rape.
The allegation is coming from a lady Kathryn Mayorga who claims she met the footballer in Las Vegas where he raped her anally in 2009.
Mayorga also claims she was paid some money by Ronaldo to keep quite about the issue.
She has however reopened the case due to influences of the MeToo movement.
Reacting to the allegation, Portugal Prime Minister, Antonio Costa said,
“People need to understand one and for all that there’s one thing that is presumption of innocence. It is not enough for someone to be accused of something but to be guilty of it”.
“If there’s something we have proof of is that he is an extraordinary professional, an extraordinary sportsman, an extraordinary footballer, and someone who has honored and given prestige to Portugal, and certainly what we all wish for is that nothing can ever stain that record of Ronaldo.”