Juventus have issued a statement in support of Cristiano Ronaldo, who has been accused of raping a woman in the US.
“@Cristiano Ronaldo has shown in recent months his great professionalism and dedication, which is appreciated by everyone at Juventus.
“The events allegedly dating back to almost 10 years ago do not change this opinion, which is shared by anyone who has come into contact with this great champion,” the Serie A champions tweeted from their official Twitter handle.
The lady alleges Ronaldo, who moved to Juventus this summer, raped her in the penthouse suite of a Las Vegas hotel in 2009.
She also alleges the former Manchester United forward, then dispatched a team of “fixers” to obstruct the criminal investigation and trick her into keeping quiet for 375,000 dollars (£268,000).
The suit says the woman asked police last month to reopen the criminal case.