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NEW YORK | Weinstein’s lawyers urge dismissal of sexual assault case

NEW YORK — Harvey Weinstein’s lawyer says his sexual assault case has devolved into a mess of lying witnesses and hidden evidence and should be thrown out. In a court filing Thursday, lawyer Benjamin Brafman said defense investigators had turned up evidence raising doubts about Weinstein’s accusers. He says the defense spoke to a friend … Continue reading NEW YORK | Weinstein’s lawyers urge dismissal of sexual assault case

PARIS | Ronaldo says rape allegation affecting his personal life

PARIS — Cristiano Ronaldo‘s personal life is being impacted by the rape allegation against him, the soccer star said in an interview with France Football magazine. Excerpts from the interview were distributed Monday, with a full story expected to run in the French weekly magazine on Tuesday. “Of course this story is interfering in my … Continue reading PARIS | Ronaldo says rape allegation affecting his personal life

ROME | NCAA champion Villanova picked to win Big East again

ROME — Juventus president Andrea Agnelli is standing by Cristiano Ronaldo as the soccer superstar faces an accusation of rape in the United States. Agnelli, the son of former Fiat CEO Umberto Agnelli and a member of the Italian car maker’s board, spoke Thursday at a club shareholders meeting in Turin. “When there are problems … Continue reading ROME | NCAA champion Villanova picked to win Big East again

BERLIN | German magazine stands by its reporting on Ronaldo

BERLIN — The German weekly magazine that first published the rape allegation against Cristiano Ronaldo says it has “hundreds of documents” that substantiate its report and there is no reason to believe they are not authentic. Ronaldo’s lawyers issued a statement on Wednesday calling the documents cited in the report “complete fabrications.” Der Spiegel magazine … Continue reading BERLIN | German magazine stands by its reporting on Ronaldo

TURIN, Italy | Ronaldo ready to play for Juventus amid rape allegation

TURIN, Italy  — Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri says Cristiano Ronaldo is ready to play in Saturday’s Italian league match at Udinese despite a rape allegation against him in the United States. Allegri says Ronaldo “is doing well” and that he is “ready to return to action.” A lawsuit was filed last week in Nevada by … Continue reading TURIN, Italy | Ronaldo ready to play for Juventus amid rape allegation

LONDON | Ronaldo faces growing heat from sponsors over rape case

LONDON — Cristiano Ronaldo faced growing heat Thursday from sponsors over a rape allegation in the United States after Nike and video game maker EA Sports expressed concern about the conduct of the soccer superstar, who has denied the accusations. The five-time world player of the year, who was seen driving into the Juventus practice … Continue reading LONDON | Ronaldo faces growing heat from sponsors over rape case

LISBON, Portugal | Ronaldo left off Portugal squad for upcoming matches

LISBON, Portugal — Cristiano Ronaldo was left off Portugal’s national team squad for a pair of upcoming matches, the decision coming Thursday as the soccer great fights a rape allegation in the United States. Ronaldo has been accused of rape by Kathryn Mayorga, who says the player assaulted her in Las Vegas in 2009. He … Continue reading LISBON, Portugal | Ronaldo left off Portugal squad for upcoming matches

NEW YORK | Lawsuit makes new rape allegation against Harvey Weinstein

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein was facing a new rape allegation on Friday as part of a lawsuit alleging that he had help covering up his misconduct with women. The lawsuit was filed in New York by three women, including one who says Weinstein assaulted her at a Manhattan hotel in 2011. Melissa Thompson … Continue reading NEW YORK | Lawsuit makes new rape allegation against Harvey Weinstein