A US judge has filed a lawsuit accusing soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo of rape in a Las Vegas casino. [Image: Shutterstock.com]
The case was dismissed out of court
A US judge has filed a lawsuit accusing soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo of raping a woman in a Las Vegas casino in 2009.
Use of stolen and stolen documents
US District Judge Jennifer Dorsey dismissed the case outside a Las Vegas court on Friday. according to News agencyIt took action to punish Leslie Mark Stovall – the lawyer for Catherine Mayorga who accused Ronaldo – for using stolen and leaked documents that captured Ronaldo’s conversations with his lawyer.
Judge Dorsey emphasized “bad faith,” and added that Stovall’s use of the documents distorted the case to an irreparable degree. In a comment last week, she said: “Simply disqualifying Stovall will not cure the unfairness of Ronaldo.”
Losing plaintiffs can appeal Dorsey’s decision to the United States Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.
thirteen years later
As it stands, Ronaldo avoided paying Mayorga millions of dollars. It sought further damages through the courts despite an out-of-court settlement of $375,000 signed after the initial allegations surfaced in 2010.
According to Nevadan, Ronaldo revealed himself in a Las Vegas bathroom about 13 years ago. Then he asked her to do a sexual act on him. When the plaintiff tried to extricate herself, Ronaldo allegedly raped her.
Remember screaming “No, no, no”
In her testimony to the events, Mayorga recalled shouting “No, no, no” at Ronaldo. Then the footballer eventually stopped, said he was sorry and apologized for his behavior.
Friday’s ruling may pave the way for a possible American future in Ronaldo’s career.
The owners of Cristiano Ronaldo’s current team, Manchester United, are said to be keen to get rid of the Portuguese’s salary. Media reports linked Ronaldo to his former teammate at United David Beckham, who owns Inter Miami in the Major League Soccer.
In addition to, Sports Reporter Stefano Benzi, who claims that Ronaldo can fill the shoes of Gonzalo Higuain, the departing Inter Miami defender, has moved..