Cristiano Ronaldo ready to play for Juventus despite rape allegations - Allegri

Cristiano Ronaldo ready to play for Juventus despite rape allegations - Allegri

Cristiano Ronaldo ready to play for Juventus despite rape allegations - Allegri

We contacted EA for comment on the allegations, and asked whether the allegations would impact Ronaldo's appearance as a cover star in either Federation Internationale de Football Association 19 or future titles in the series.

The accusation is also deeply worrying for the Agnelli family, who own both Juventus and Jeep's parent firm Fiat Chrysler.

The 33-year-old was suspended for the Champions League win over Young Boys in midweek, having been sent off against Valencia in Juve's opening group game.

Federation Internationale de Football Association 19 cover star Cristiano Ronaldo is nowhere to be seen on the game's official social media channels, following rape allegations against him.

Ronaldo has been accused of raping Kathryn Mayorga in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2009.

On Thursday, Ronaldo was left out of Portugal's squad for their forthcoming matches against Poland and Scotland, although his national side offered a statement in support.

"We are closely monitoring the situation, as we expect cover athletes and ambassadors to conduct themselves in a manner that is consistent with EA's values", noted EA Sports who has the Portuguese star as the face of this year's latest edition cover.

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Interestingly, Ronaldo, who earns an annual salary reported to be £28m at Juventus, about £530,000-per-week is not the first sports personality to pass through this route.

U.S. sportswear giant Nike says it is "deeply concerned" by rape allegations against star client Cristiano Ronaldo while shares in his club Juventus fell nearly 10 percent on the Italian stock exchange on Friday. An EA spokesperson said on Thursday it was also closely monitoring the situation.

Ronaldo drives off after completing a training session at the Juventus centre in Turin, Italy.

His other current mega endorsement deals include long-term multi-million pound contracts with Nike, nutrition giant Herbalife, Tag Heuer and luggage firm American Tourister.

"My clear conscious (sic) will thereby allow me to await with tranquillity the results of any and all investigations".

The claims of have resurfaced with Mayorga's lawyer saying that Ronaldo failed to meet the terms of a $375,000 out of court settlement, which included a non-disclosure clause.

Der Spiegel said Ms Mayorga had filed a report with Las Vegas police shortly after the alleged incident.

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