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Cristiano Ronaldo’s Case for Rape has been Dismissed

Cristiano Ronaldo Rape Complaint: Judge Jennifer Dorsey dismissed the case brought by Nevada resident Kathryn Mayorga, who claimed Cristiano Ronaldo attacked her in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2009.

A rape lawsuit against football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo was dismissed by a US district judge in Las Vegas, who chastised the legal team behind the case.

The lawsuit of Kathryn Mayorga of Nevada, who claimed she was raped by the Portuguese soccer star in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2009, was dismissed by Judge Jennifer Dorsey.

The judge accused Mayorga’s counsel of “abuses and gross circumvention of the normal litigation process” in a 42-page order released Friday, saying that as a result, “Mayorga loses her opportunity to continue this lawsuit.”

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Cristiano Ronaldo's Case for Rape has been Dismissed
Cristiano Ronaldo’s Case for Rape has been Dismissed

According to US media reports, her counsel attempted to dismiss the case voluntarily last month, but Dorsey concluded that their continuous use of illegally obtained confidential papers required the case to be dismissed “with prejudice,” meaning it could not be reopened.

“Nothing less than a dismissal without prejudice can cleanse the taint that has pervaded this case since its inception and protect the integrity of the litigation process,” Dorsey wrote.

Mayorga filed a lawsuit against Ronaldo in September of last year, saying that he sexually abused her. Ronaldo has rejected the allegations.

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Mayorga said that, while she agreed to a cash settlement with Ronaldo shortly after the alleged incident — reportedly for $375,000 — her mental anguish prevented her from participating in the mediation process at the time.

Cristiano Ronaldo's Case for Rape has been Dismissed
FILE- Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo rests against a goalpost during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Norwich City at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, England, on April 16, 2022. A Nevada woman has lost her bid in a U.S. court to force international soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo to pay millions of dollars more than the $375,000 in hush money she received after claiming he raped her in Las Vegas in 2009. (AP Photo/Jon Super, File)

Mayorga’s lawyer, Leslie Stovall, made frequent use of “cyber-hacked attorney-client protected materials” in an attempt to resurrect the case, according to Dorsey.

“Simply disqualifying Stovall will not cure the prejudice to Ronaldo, because the misappropriated documents and their confidential contents have been woven into the very fabric of Mayorga’s claims,” the judge ruled, and “disqualifying Stovall will not cure the prejudice to Ronaldo, because the misappropriated documents and their confidential contents have been woven into the very fabric of Mayorga’s claims.”

Ronaldo is a five-time winner of the Ballon d’Or award for best player in the world. He is one of the biggest stars in the world of football.

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