US Judge recommends Cristiano Ronaldo rape case to be dismissed
Cristiano Ronaldo was with Kathryn Mayorga in a Las Vegas dance club in 2009 (AP)
A US judge has made a pronouncement for the common case against Cristiano Ronaldo over rape charges to be excused.
Ronaldo has been blamed for assaulting Kathryn Mayorga in a hotel in Las Vegas in June 2009.
Mayorga consented to an agreement that was not publicly disclosed in 2010 and was paid £275,000 to not open up to the world about her claim.
Criminal procedures against Ronaldo were returned in 2018 yet shut the next year after investigators chose the claims couldn’t be demonstrated for certain.
Yet, in the wake of forgoing her namelessness in 2018, Mayorga filed a civil case against Ronaldo, with her delegates claiming that she was not in a fit mental state to consent to the non-disclosure agreement in 2010.
However, Nevada magistrate judge Daniel Albregts has now recommended that the civil case be tossed out as proof utilized by Mayorga’s lawyer, Leslie Mark Stoval, were leaked documents which contained ‘privileged communications’ between Cristiano Ronaldo and his legal advisors.
Kathryn Mayorga opened up to the world about her charges against Cristiano Ronaldo in 2018 (AP)
‘Dismissing Mayorga’s case for the inappropriate conduct of her attorney is a harsh result,’ Albregts penned down in his suggestion to the US district judge Jennifer Dorsey.
‘But it is, unfortunately, the only appropriate sanction to ensure the integrity of the judicial process. Stovall acted in bad faith to his client’s — and his profession’s — detriment.’
Ronaldo’s representative, Peter Christiansen said:
‘We are pleased with the court’s detailed review of this matter and its willingness to justly apply the law to the facts and recommend dismissal of the civil case against Mr Ronaldo.’
Ronaldo, who rejoined Manchester United in August, immovably denies the charges, as he claims the sex with Mayorga was consensual.
‘I firmly deny the accusations being issued against me,’ Ronaldo said in October 2018.
‘Rape is an abominable crime that goes against everything that I am and believe in.’