Why Cristiano Ronaldo’s Rape Case In Las Vegas Got Dismissed By A US Judge


According to Sky News in the United Kingdom, a US judge has dismissed the rape lawsuit filed against Manchester United and Portugal footballer Cristiano Ronaldo in Las Vegas.

Nearly three years ago, prosecutors in Las Vegas said Ronaldo would not face charges in connection with a 10-year-old sexual assault claim because the case could not be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.

Kathryn Mayorga sued Ronaldo in state court in Nevada in September 2018, saying him of rapping her in a Las Vegas hotel penthouse suite in 2009 and then paying her $375,000 in hush money.

Ronaldo, who plays for Manchester United in the Premier League, has maintained his innocence.

On Friday, U.S. District Judge Jennifer Dorsey dismissed the lawsuit due to the way papers were obtained.

The judge ruled that while dropping a case without the opportunity of re-filing it is a harsh punishment, Ronaldo had been hurt by the woman’s counsel, Leslie Mark Stovall.