Former model Kathryn Mayorga has accused soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo of raping her. A federal court in Las Vegas is allowing a civil lawsuit over “hacked, confidential documents.”
A federal court in Las Vegas has dismissed a rape lawsuit against Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo. In her 42-page ruling, Judge Jennifer Dorsey blamed the unlawful conduct of plaintiff Kathryn Mayorga’s attorney for the dismissal of the civil case.
The lawyer repeatedly used “hacked” confidential documents, the judge explained. As a result of this “abuse and the blatant circumvention of due process of law” the plaintiff lost the opportunity to “pursue this case”. Criminal proceedings had already been discontinued three years ago due to a lack of evidence. The public prosecutor had classified Ronaldo’s conviction as unlikely at the time.
Mayorga accuses Ronaldo of raping him
The 37-year-old former Nevada model has accused Ronaldo of raping her in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2009. Mayorga then filed a complaint and was examined by a doctor. However, she later concluded a non-disclosure agreement with Ronaldo and claims to have received $375,000 (a good €356,000). The footballer has always denied the allegations and insisted that the sex was consensual.
After Mayorga made her allegations in 2018 as a result of the revelations of the
As early as last October, a US judge recommended that the civil lawsuit be discontinued. He justified his recommendation by stating that Mayorga’s lawyer, Leslie Stovall, based the compensation claim on communications between Ronaldo and his legal team that had become public as a result of the “Football Leaks” revelations. The exchange between defense lawyers and their clients is under special protection. Judge Dorsey now followed the reasoning of her colleague.