Cristiano Ronaldo and 4 other major players accused of abusing women

Cristiano Ronaldo and 4 other major players accused of abusing women

The issue of sexual assault seems to have taken a headline page in international entertainment and political media. But it is not only the politicians and top entertainment moguls who are being accused of wrongdoing.

Sporting individuals, specifically footballers, have had their fair share of accusations. YEN.com.gh compiles the list of five famous footballers and their equally infamous accusations.

We are mindful of the fact that some of these cases never went to court while others saw convictions for the footballer involved:

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Cristiano Ronaldo

The Portugal and Juventus forward was only recently accused by an American woman of misconduct of a sexual nature which happened in 2009.

Ronaldo has however denied the allegations referring to them as "fake news." His lawyers have expressed intentions of suing what they call "illegal reporting" by the outfit which broke the story.

Adam Johnson

Adam Johnson came to prominence in 2010 when he signed for Manchester City. He was then signed by his hometown club Sunderland for £10 million in 2012.

In March 2015, Johnson was arrested and charged over sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl. He is currently serving a six-year prison term.

David De Gea

Spain’s current prime minister Pedro Sanchez used to be a government lawyer. And one person Mr Sanchez wanted to prosecute was now national team goalkeeper, David De Gea.

It is now reported that there is tension between the goalkeeper and the country's leader of the government. The Manchester United goalkeeper was wrongly implicated as later evidence seemed to suggest.

Ched Evans

Ched Evans has been to jail and back. Evans was convicted of rape in April 2012 and spent two and a half years in prison.

His conviction was however quashed on 21 April 2016 by the Court of Appeal, and a retrial was ordered. On 14 October 2016, he was found not guilty.

Karim Benzema and Franck Ribery

Back in 2014, both Ribery, 35, and Benzema, 30, denied knowingly paying for sex with Zahia Dehar when she was under 18.

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The two narrowly escaped a jail term but the issue has actually split the friendship between the footballers. And to cap things off, they have been prematurely retired from the French national team by coach Didier Deschamps.

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