Las Vegas magistrate recommends “granting motion to end sanctions case”
The case for alleged violation of Manchester United striker, Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo, was recommended this Thursday to be dismissed by a judge in Las Vegas (USA), where the lawsuit against him is found. The legal team of Kathryn Mayorga, who accused Cristiano Ronaldo of sexually assaulting her in 2009, could still challenge Judge Daniel Albregts’ recommendation to withdraw her case from court and has until October 20 to do so.
The Old Trafford star learned Wednesday of the ruling Judge Albregts ruled by writing that “It is recommended grant Ronaldo’s motion to end the sanctions case. It is also recommended that Mayorga’s action be dismissed with prejudice“.
Ronaldo was accused by former model Mayorga of sexually assaulting her in 2009 in a Las Vegas hotel room. The indictment was made against Cristiano Ronaldo a decade ago and Mayorga’s claims were settled out of court 12 years ago, after receive more than half a million dollars of the Portuguese striker, then with Real Madrid. However, in 2018, Mayorga began procedures to void his initial agreement, arguing that it was signed under duress, but without giving any legal arguments.
Mayorga’s new claims were categorically denied by Ronaldo when he presented his defense in a Las Vegas court where the complainant requested a new compensation of 77 million dollars in damages and costs.
After hearing the new decision of the judge, Ronaldo’s lawyer, Peter S. Christiansen, said that “We are pleased with the detailed review of this matter by the court and its willingness to apply the law fairly to the facts and recommend the dismissal of the civil case against Mr. Ronaldo “.
In June, Ronaldo’s attorneys, Christiansen Trial Lawyers, filed an emergency motion for the legal representatives of Mayorga, Stovall and Associates, to be disqualified and the case dismissed. They also filed an emergency motion to seal all confidential documents immediately. They claim that their lawyer Leslie Stovall did not disclose hundreds of documents related to the police investigation hacked by Football Leaks.
In documents to dismiss the claim, Ronaldo’s team accused Stovall and Associates of even approach hackers for more documents without disclosing it to the courts.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.