Cristiano Ronaldo, who was recently alleged of raping a woman, talked about the accusation being “embarrassing” in an interview with Good Morning Britain.
“They play with your dignity,” the Juventus forward told Piers Morgan in the interview. “It’s hard. You have a girlfriend, you have a family, you have kids. When they play with your honesty, it’s bad, it’s hard.”
“I remember one day I was at home in the living room with my girlfriend watching the television to see the news and they speak about ‘Cristiano Ronaldo this and that.'”
“I listened to my kids coming down the stairs and I changed the channel because I was embarrassed. I just changed the channel for Cristiano Jr. not to see that they speak bad about his father about a very bad case.”
It was in 2018 that Kathryn Mayorga filed a separate civil lawsuit against Ronaldo. She had also claimed that she was paid an amount of $375,000 to remain silent on the issue earlier. The lady had initially filed a complaint without naming the accuser, but keeping it to a ‘famous footballer.’
After she had eventually opened up about Ronaldo, the case went on for a while before the alleged footballer was cleared of all charges earlier this year.
In the interview which will air on Tuesday in Great Britain, Ronaldo also got emotional after watching a video of his late father.
“I never saw the video,” he said. “I never saw that video. Unbelievable.”
On the professional front, Ronaldo, with his team are coming from a goalless draw at Fiorentina in the league , and will now be starting their UEFA Champions League campaign against Athletico Madrid on Wednesday. Juventus are placed in the Group D of the Champions League along with Bayer Leverkusen and Lokomitiv Moscow along with the Athletico Madrid.