Cristiano Ronaldo Rape Case Dismissed by US Judge
A US judge has dismissed the Cristiano Ronaldo rape allegation as the accuser’s lawyer relied on leaked and stolen records.
One Kathryn Mayorga alleges that the Portuguese footballer raped her at a Las Vegas hotel in 2009.
The footballer reached an out-of-court settlement of $375,000 with Mayorga in 2010 but she has been seeking millions more.
A US judge has dismissed the Cristiano Ronaldo rape allegation lawsuit after he decided that the accuser’s lawyer relied on leaked and stolen records.
In 2010, Kathryn Mayorga alleged that she was raped by the Manchester United footballer raped her at a Las Vegas hotel in 2009.
Ronaldo, however, denies the accusations and has never been charged to court.
The football star and the lady reached an out-of-court settlement in 2010 for $375,000 but the accuser has been seeking millions more than she received.
Ms. Mayorga claims that although she agreed to the settlement after the alleged incident, she did not fully participate in the mediation process due to the emotional trauma at the time.
US District Judge Jennifer Dorsey disclosed that before filing her complaint, Ms. Mayorga’s lawyer, Leslie Stovall received “ill-gotten” information and documents which were confidential.
The judge believes that the lawyer “harmed” Ronaldo by repeatedly using stolen, privileged documents to prosecute the case.
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In a 42-page ruling released on Friday, Judge Dorsey accused Mr. Stovall of “abuses and flagrant circumvention of the proper litigation process”. As a result, Mayorga is unable to pursue the case against the footballer.
Ronaldo did not deny that he met Mayorga in Las Vegas in 2009, but said that what happened between them was consensual.
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