Real Madrid on Thursday said they are taking legal action against Correio da Manha after the newspaper in Portugal published a story alleging that the Spanish club told Cristiano Ronaldo to pay off Kathryn Mayorga after their sexual encounter in Las Vegas in 2009.
The Portuguese daily, citing unnamed sources, reported that Real Madrid, whom Ronaldo was in the process of joining from Manchester United in June 2009, put pressure on their star forward to reach the out-of-court financial settlement agreed with Mayorga the following January.
The club however said on Thursday that it is taking legal action against the newspaper for publishing categorically false information in an effort to seriously damage its image. It said the club has absolutely no knowledge of any of the information that the newspaper published with regard to the player and therefore could not have taken any action on it.
Real Madrid has demanded total rectification of the situation from the newspaper.