BREAKING NEWS: Cristiano Ronaldo’s sexual assault case recommended for dismissal by a Las Vegas court after Manchester United star was accused of raping former model Kathryn Mayorga in a hotel room in 2009
- A judge has recommended a rape case against Cristiano Ronaldo is thrown up
- Ronaldo has long maintained relations with Kathryn Mayorga were consensual
- The judgement effectively clears the name of the Manchester United footballer
The civil case in relation to the decade old sexual assault allegation made against Cristiano Ronaldo has been recommended for dismissal by a Las Vegas court.
In news that effectively clears the Manchester United star, the civil court in the US has ruled the historic accusations made by Kathryn Mayorga be thrown out.
‘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, ‘ said the forward’s lawyer Peter S. Christiansen.
Ronaldo has always maintained his relations with Mayorga were consensual and a Nevada court has now recommended that the Portuguese’s motion for terminating the case be granted.
Mayorga’s legal team could yet object to the court’s recommendation for dismissal. Mayorga’s legal team has 14 days to object to the court’s decision.
The criminal case in relation to the allegation had already been dismissed by the Las Vegas District Attorney.
More to follow.
A decade old rape case against Cristiano Ronaldo has been recommended to be thrown out
Ronaldo (left) and his rape accuser Kathryn Mayorga (right) pictured on the night the pair met in Las Vegas in 2009 and the alleged rape took place
American model-turned-teacher Mayorga claimed the football star raped her in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2009 after the pair met on a night out (pictured) in the city