Ronaldo rape trial in Las Vegas dismissed by US judge for this reason
Britain’s Sky News reported on Saturday that a US judge has dismissed the Las Vegas rape trial against Manchester United and Portugal football player Cristiano Ronaldo. The ruling comes nearly three years after prosecutors said Ronaldo would not face any charges in Las Vegas in relation to the 10-year-old’s sexual assault allegation because the case could not be proved beyond a reasonable doubt, prosecutors said. .
Katherine Mayorga filed a civil suit in state court in Nevada in September 2018 accusing Ronaldo of raping her in a 2009 Las Vegas hotel penthouse suite, then paying her $375,000.
Ronaldo, who plays for Premier League club Manchester United, has said that he is innocent.
— cristiano ronaldo (@cristiano) June 6, 2022
US District Judge Jennifer Dorsey settled the matter out of court on Friday over the manner in which the documents were obtained.
The judge said an outright dismissal without an option to re-file a case was a serious sanction, but Ronaldo was harmed by the conduct of the woman’s lawyer, Leslie Mark Stovall.
“I found that the purchase and continued use of these documents was in bad faith,” the judge said in his ruling.
“Merely disqualifying Stovall will not cure the prejudice against Ronaldo because false documents and his confidential material have been woven into the fabric of (plaintiff’s) claims.
“Strict sanctions deserve.”