International soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is denying allegations that he raped a woman while at The Palms in Las Vegas in 2009.
On Wednesday, lawyers representing Kathryn Mayorga, his accuser, laid out their case in front of media representatives from around the world.
"I wish we could say, what happened on June 13, 2009 didn't happen," said Attorney Leslie Stovall.
"But we can't and we can't say she can just go on with her life," added Stovall.
In a lawsuit filed in Clark County District Court on September 27, Mayorga and her lawyers alleged she was taken to Ronaldo's suite at The Palms for a view of the Las Vegas Strip.
While preparing to enter the hot tub at the suite, the lawsuit alleges Ronaldo took Mayorga to the bedroom and raped her as she screamed "no."
Lawyers for Mayorga say she was not mentally able to enter into a non-disclosure agreement with Ronaldo's 'legal fixers' shortly after the alleged incident, and therefore, should be allowed to civilly sue the soccer superstar.
"I look at this case and I see 3 big things: the actual assault, the consequences to [Kathryn] and then we look at how this was handled," explained Stovall.
Ronaldo has denied all of the allegations and dismissed them as 'fake news.'
In a tweet Monday , Ronaldo said rape was an abominable crime and is everything he is against.
The lawsuit is seeking damages in excess of $50,000 dollars.
Ronaldo and his lawyers have yet to be served the court paperwork.