ea' closely monitoring' sexual assault accusations agaings fifa cover star cristiano ronaldo2
after a report was published final week by German publication Spiegel On the net detailing an alleged sexual assault by the cover star of FIFA '19, Cristiano Ronaldo, Electronic Arts mentioned they are "closely monitoring" the circumstance, according to Polygon.
An EA Sports representative sent the following statement to Polygon
The allegations come from a civil complaint that was filed recently by an American woman by the name of Kathryn Mayorga.
The alleged incident occurred in 2009 at a Las Vegas hotel, where Mayorga mentioned she was sexually assaulted by Ronaldo within a hotel space in the Palms Hotel and Casino. She reported the incident the following day to Las Vegas police and a rape kit from the hospital the day the alleged incident was reported, continues to be in the possession of authorities and achievable to extract DNA from.
Speigel obtained a settlement agreement amongst Mayorga and Ronaldo, in which she was reportedly paid $375,000 to sign a non-disclosure agreement.Mayorga has not too long ago spoken out on the 2009 allegations and filed a civil lawsuit against Ronaldo. It was not too long ago confirmed by USA Currently that the investigation has due to the fact been reopened.
Ronaldo seems all through FIFA 19 within the story mode and is among the uncommon card players in the Ultimate Team mode. Ronaldo would face time in prison if located guilty with the allegations.
It is actually unknown if EA will make any alterations towards the cover of FIFA 19 while the lawsuit unfolds. They removed Baltimore Ravens operating back Ray Rice from Madden NFL 15 immediately after his indefinite suspension in the NFL in late 2014.but FIFA fans on Reddit also took note on the reality that Ronaldo's image has been removed from the EA Sports FIFA Twitter web page, but EA mentioned that was just a rotation for advertising purposes.