Lisbon (Web Desk): Cristiano Ronaldo insisted again that he did not rape a woman, adding that their sexual encounter was "completely consensual ".

"Ronaldo is forced to break his silence," said the Juventus and Portuguese star's lawyer Peter Christiansen in a statement released through Gestifute, the company which manages the player's affairs.

"Once again, for the avoidance of doubt, Cristiano Ronaldo 's position has always been, and continues to be, that what happened in 2009 in Las Vegas was completely consensual ."

Police in Las Vegas announced last week that they were reopening an investigation into allegations made by a former model, Kathryn Mayorga, relating to an incident in a Las Vegas hotel in 2009.

Ronaldo has vehemently denied the rape accusations, saying "Rape is an abominable crime that goes against everything that I am and believe in."

Mayorga claims she was pressured into signing a non-disclosure agreement in 2010 to keep the alleged rape secret and is seeking at least $200,000 in penalties and damages.