The sports brand Nike today announced that it is "deeply concerned" by the accusation of rape against the Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo, just after the player was left out of the squad list of the Portuguese national team. "We are deeply concerned about these accusations and we will closely monitor the situation," Nike told various US media outlets, a country that has recently become sensitized to accusations of sexual abuse due to different scandals in political and cultural spheres.
But Nike is not the only one worried. Electronic Arts, the company that develops videogames, including FIFA, has also ensured that it closely follows the situation.
The lawyers of the woman who has accused the Portuguese soccer player of having violated her in 2009 assured yesterday in press conference that she suffers depression and that she has considered suicide as a result of the presumed event.
Cristiano Ronaldo, for his part, denied through Twitter "in a clear way" the accusations of rape.
Las Vegas police announced on Monday the reopening of the investigation into the allegations of the former American model Kathryn Mayorga, who filed a lawsuit in the state of Nevada in which he claimed that Ronaldo sodomized her by force in a meeting on May 13. June 2009. EFE