The driver who picked up Kathryn Mayorga who has accused Cristiano Ronaldo of raping her in 2009 has said she was ‘happy and excited’ when she got in the car.
Vince Humphrey collected the woman from the five-star Sanderson Hotel in Marylebone, London, in October 2009.
He has claimed that the woman was ‘giggling’ after leaving the former Real Madrid player’s hotel room and told the chauffeur about Ronaldo’s ‘incredible body,’ .
Cristiano Ronaldo is currently facing allegations of sexual assault from American Kathryn Mayorga who claims he raped her in the penthouse suite of the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas in June 2009.
Juventus star Ronaldo has strongly denied the allegations, and posted on Twitter earlier this week in defense of himself.
He wrote: ‘I firmly deny the accusations being issued against me. Rape is an abominable crime that goes against everything that I am and believe in.’
When Mr Humphrey told the Sun that when he heard the British woman he picked up in his Mercedes E-class was accusing Cristiano Ronaldo of rape, he was ‘bewildered.’
Chauffeur Mr Humphrey’s gave a statement to police in 2009 and the CPS later dropped the case against Ronaldo.
The police are now facing pressure to reopen the case in the light of Ms Mayorga’s allegations.
Ronaldo made a £287,000 settlement with her in 2010 and court papers obtained by The Mail on Sunday detail how lawyers for Ms Mayorga are seeking to overturn the settlement.
However they claim she was ‘bullied’ into signing it.
Ms Mayorga’s lawyer Leslie Stovall has said he has been contacted by another woman who ‘claims to have had a similar experience.’
The lawyer also said he’d like to speak to the footballer’s exes as ‘they’ll have a great insight into his conduct.’
Ronaldo’s exes include exes include Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton and supermodel Irina Shayk. He also dated Gemma Atkinson, 33, a former Emmerdale and Hollyoaks star in 2009.
There is nothing to suggest he assaulted her or any of his other former girlfriends.
The allegations threaten a string of lucrative sponsorship and marketing deals – and Ronaldo’s freedom.
Nike, with whom he has a reported $1 billion lifetime deal, last week said it was ‘deeply concerned’. The sportswear giant’s shares fell when the rape allegation became public.