Cristiano Ronaldo admits he felt”humiliated” by allegations he raped a woman in Las Vegas.
The Portuguese was accused of attacking American Kathryn Mayorga in a hotel room at June, 2009 – a claim he refused.
The investigation was closed in 2009 but reopened in August soon before Ms Mayorga registered a civil suit in September. She said she had obtained the courage.
Prosecutors announced in July that they wouldn’t be prosecuting the case because the allegations could not”be shown beyond a reasonable doubt”.
The civil case is still available from the footballer.
Ronaldo admits the allegations have taken a toll .
“They play with your own dignity,” Ronaldo told’Good Morning Britain’ in a meeting with Piers Morgan which will broadcast on Tuesday.
“It is hard. You have a girlfriend, you just have a household, you’ve got kids. If they perform together with your honesty, it’s bad, it is hard.
“I recall one day that I had been at home in the living area with my girlfriend watching the tv to see that the news and they talk about’Cristiano Ronaldo this and that.’
“I listened to my kids coming down the staircase and that I changed the channel because I was embarrassed.
“I simply changed the station for Cristiano Jr not to find they speak bad about his father about a really bad case.”
During the interview, Ronaldo became emotional when speaking about his dad away aged 52 due to cirrhosis from 2005, two years after he first joined Manchester United from Sporting Lisbon.
Ronaldo broke down into tears from Morgan of his father praising his son for TV shortly before he died, when exhibited footage.
“I never saw that video. Incredible,” Ronaldo said. “I think that the interview would be funny, but I did not expect to yell. However, those images were never seen by me. I don’t understand the place you… I have to have these pictures to reveal my loved ones.
“I really don’t know my father 100 per cent. He was a individual. He and I never talked , like a conversation. It was hard.
“To be the number one and that he don’t see , and he do not see to get awardsto find out exactly what I became.”