US Judge Recommends Dismissing Ronaldo’s Rape Case
Nevada magistrate judge, Daniel Albregts, has issued an official recommendation to close the civil rape case against Cristiano Ronaldo, which allegedly took place at a Las Vegas hotel in 2009.
Kathryn Mayorga, who was 25-year-old at the time of the alleged incident, filed a civil case against Ronaldo, accusing him of sexual assault in September 2018.
In 2019 prosecutors in Las Vegas dismissed the case and confirmed that the Portugal forward will not face criminal charges as the allegations could not be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
However, Mayorga proceeded to federal court to file for damages, accusing Ronaldo’s attorneys of violating the confidentiality agreement by allowing the media to report about it in 2017.
Judge Albregts first blames Mayorga’s attorney for presenting evidence based on leaked and stolen privileged documents between Ronaldo and his lawyers.
He further wrote a recommendation motion to Judge Jennifer Dorsey to dismiss the case.
Albregts wrote: “Dismissing Mayorga’s case for the inappropriate conduct of her attorney is a harsh result, but it is, unfortunately, the only appropriate sanction to ensure the integrity of the judicial process.”
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