Ronaldo’s rape accuser has dismissed his lawsuit – RT Sport News

The woman who accused Manchester United icon Cristiano Ronaldo of rape, Kathryn Mayorga, has lost her US legal bid to get the Portuguese to pay her millions more than their original settlement.

Mayorga received $375,000 from Ronaldo after he accused him of raping her at a Las Vegas hotel in 2009.

In Nevada’s largest city on Friday, U.S. District Judge Jennifer Dorsey dismissed Mayorga’s case and punished Mayorga’s attorney, Leslie Mark Stovall, for “conduct in bad faith” in addition to the use of ” Fly “ confidential documents, according to Judge Dorsey, had tainted the case beyond the point of redemption.

In a 42-page order, Dorsey acknowledged that his dismissal of a case without an opportunity to refile it was server punishment. But she also pointed out that Ronaldo was hurt by Stovall’s conduct.

Stovall’s mere disqualification won’t heal, Judge Dorsey says “the damage to Ronaldo” that the misappropriated documents and their confidential content have been “woven into the very fabric” Mayorga’s claims.

Stovall and Mayorga can appeal the decision to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco if they wish, with the Associated Press saying they have not yet returned phone calls or text messages regarding the matter .

Ronaldo has always denied the charges against him, and in 2019 US prosecutors confirmed he would face no charges over the incident nine years after he allegedly reached the $375,000 settlement with Mayorga out of court. .

The previous year, in 2018, Mayorga had tried to reopen the case with his lawyer claiming that motivation had been drawn from the anti-sexual violence and assault movement MeToo which saw former Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein severely punished.

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Ronaldo reportedly met Mayorga on June 12, 2009 at the Rain Nightclub, which has since closed, just weeks before Real Madrid broke the transfer world record to secure his services from Manchester United.

As the couple were photographed by paparazzi that evening, Ronaldo reportedly invited Mayorga back to his suite at the Palms Place Hotel where the alleged incident took place.

Remaining at Madrid until 2018, Ronaldo then joined Juventus before returning to United last summer.

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