LAS VEGAS: A Las Vegas court has recommended a civil case over sexual assault allegations involving Cristiano Ronaldo more than a decade ago be dropped.
The news cleared the names of the Portuguese and Manchester United stars, after the court in the United States found the allegations made by Kathryn Mayorga unacceptable.
“We are satisfied with the court’s detailed comments on this matter and their willingness to make a decision based on law and facts as well as recommending that the civil case against Ronaldo be dropped,” said the striker’s lawyer Peter S Christiansen.
Ronaldo insisted his relationship with Mayorga was on a like -for -like basis and a court in Nevada allowed the Portuguese player’s motion to drop the case.
Mayorga’s legal team can still object to the court’s decision within 14 days.
Last June, Ronaldo’s defense team asked the federal court to drop the civil charges against him.
Ronaldo’s attorney claims Mayorga’s prosecution team provided stolen documents to Las Vegas police who are investigating the case.
Mayorga claims he was sexually assaulted by Ronaldo in a hotel room in Las Vegas after he went out partying with the football player in 2009.
12 years ago Ronaldo paid 375,000 pounds to Mayorga in settlement of the case.
In 2018, Mayorga tried to rescind the settlement and is now seeking damages and costs of £ 56 million.