Saturday 24 August 2019

Ronaldo won't face charges over Las Vegas rape allegation

 

Cristiano Ronaldo said sex with teacher was consensual. Photo: Reuters
Cristiano Ronaldo said sex with teacher was consensual. Photo: Reuters

Ken Ritter

Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo will not face criminal charges after a woman accused the star of raping her in his suite at a Las Vegas resort more than 10 years ago, the city's senior prosecutor has said.

The Clark County district attorney said he reviewed a new police investigation and said Kathryn Mayorga's claim could not be proven beyond a reasonable doubt. Ronaldo's lawyer Peter Christiansen has said Ronaldo and Mayorga - a former model and teacher - had consensual sex in 2009. He denied rape.

Her lawsuit against Ronaldo in Las Vegas accuses Ronaldo or those working for him of breach of contract and coercion and fraud.

She says they allowed terms of a confidential $375,000 (€334,000) settlement with Mayorga to become public.

The lawsuit seeks to void the agreement and collect at least $200,000 (€178,000) more from Ronaldo.

Irish Independent

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