According to The Mirror, the rape lawsuit against Cristiano Ronaldo by Kathryn Mayorga has been dropped. The Portuguese has stood firm since the accusation came up, insisting that he didn’t rape Mayorga in a Las Vegas hotel in 2009.
It can be recalled that the Las Vegas Police reopened the case last year on Mayorga’s request. However, according to Bloomberg, a notice of voluntary dismissal was filed by the accuser in Nevada state court last month.
It still remains unclear if Ms. Mayorga and Cristiano Ronaldo reached an out of court agreement. In October, the Portuguese star said: “I firmly deny the accusations being issued against me.
“Rape is an abominable crime that goes against everything that I am and believe in.
“Keen as I may be to clear my name, I refuse to feed the media spectacle created by people seeking to promote themselves at my expense.
“My clear conscious will thereby allow me to await with tranquillity the results of any and all investigations.”
Ms. Mayorga had initially reached an out-of-court agreement with Ronaldo to never go public with the accusation in 2010 according to reports.
However, she later claimed that the trauma she suffered from the incident made her incompetent to agree to the settlement that was reached initially.
Her legal team even proceeded to void a non-disclosure agreement she signed in the course of making the out-of-court settlement with the player.
Regardless, Ronaldo’s lawyers stated that the documents which substantiated Mayorga’s claims had been altered with Peter Christiansen stating categorically that the incident in 2009 was completely consensual.
This recent development means that Cristiano Ronaldo can now participate in the International Champions Cup with Juventus this summer.