Cristiano Ronaldo's legal team seeks rape case thrown out

Cristiano Ronaldo’s lawyers demand his Las Vegas rape case is thrown out of court because his accuser’s lawyers ‘gave stolen papers to investigators’

  • Kathryn Mayorga from Las Vegas claims Cristiano Ronaldo assaulted her
  • She alleges the sexual assault happened in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2009 
  • Ronaldo strongly denies all allegations made by Ms Mayorga in her legal case 

Ex-Manchester United player Cristiano Ronaldo’s legal team has asked a federal court in the US to throw out a civil claim against him seeking damages over an alleged sexual assault. 

Lawyers for the Portuguese striker claim Kathryn Mayorga’s legal team gave ‘stolen papers’ to police in Las Vegas who were investigating claims. 

According to legal papers lodged at the United States District Court in the District of Nevada, Ronaldo’s lawyers want Ms Mayorga’s case dismissed over the conduct of her legal team. 

Kathryn Mayorga, right claims she was sexually assaulted by Cristiano Ronaldo, left, following a night out in Las Vegas in 2009

Ms Mayorga wants to overturn an earlier settlement 12 years ago worth £375,000 and instead wants to sue the footballer for more than £56 million in damages and costs 

Ronaldo, pictured, strongly denies all allegations. His legal team wants the case dismissed and Ms Mayorga’s attorneys disqualified. Ronaldo also wants all sensitive information in legal documents associated with the case sealed

Ronaldo’s legal team have filed documents opposing attempts by Ms Mayogra’s lawyers seeking extra time to handle discovery orders

Ms Mayorga alleges she was sexually assaulted in a Las Vegas hotel room following a night out with the footballer in 2009. 

Ronaldo strongly denies the claim. 

According to The Mirror, Ronaldo settled a case with Ms Mayorga 12 years ago for £375,000. 

She then sought to overturn that original settlement in 2018 and is now seeking more than £56 million in damages and costs. 

As well as dismissing the case, Ronaldo’s legal team wants Stovall and Associates, who represent Ms Mayorga, to be disqualified from the case. The footballer’s lawyers also want all sensitive documents sealed. 

Ronaldo’s legal team claims Ms Mayorga’s lawyers approached a group of hackers seeking more documents and handed over data illegally secured by the Football Leaks website to Las Vegas police. 

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