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Cristiano Ronaldo’s rape accuser fights judge’s decision to remove ‘vital’ evidence in bid to face footballer in court

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s rape accuser fights judge’s decision to remove ‘vital’ evidence in bid to face footballer in court


CRISTIANO Ronaldo’s rape accuser is fighting a judge’s decision to remove “vital” evidence from the case – and she is determined to face the footballer in court.

Kathryn Mayorga, 35, has written to the US appeals court stating that documents, allegedly obtained by a hacker, are allowed to be used against the Juventus player.

Cristiano Ronaldo could face his rape accuser in court after a judge ruled against him

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Cristiano Ronaldo could face his rape accuser in court after a judge ruled against himCredit: Rex Features
The soccer ace pictured with Kathryn Mayorga in Las Vegas, 2009

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The soccer ace pictured with Kathryn Mayorga in Las Vegas, 2009Credit: AP:Associated Press
Mayorga is pursuing a new civil claim against him

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Mayorga is pursuing a new civil claim against himCredit: AP:Associated Press

Ronaldo claimed that a cyber-criminal had fabricated the stolen papers to make him look guilty, which were then leaked to the German magazine Der Spiegel.

He wants some of the documents dismissed from the case – but Ms Mayorga blames his own team for not keeping them secure.

She claims that Ronaldo’s lawyer neither “adequately safeguarded them” nor took “any reasonable step to investigate and recover the documents from any source”.

Ms Mayorga claims Juventus ace Ronaldo, 35, attacked her in June 2009 at the Vegas Palms Casino Resort – allegations the player has denied.

She later decided not to prosecute and signed a non-disclosure agreement in January 2010.

But in September 2018, as the #MeToo movement broke out, Mayorga broke the agreement by giving an interview.

Las Vegas Police reopened the case but prosecutors later announced Ronaldo would not be facing criminal charges as the claims “cannot be proven beyond a reasonable doubt”.

Mayorga decided to pursue a civil case against Ronaldo, seeking damages of £165,000.

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The Sun recently revealed new papers filed at the US District Court of Nevada showing the latest twist in the pair’s court fight.

Ms Mayorga, from Las Vegas, claims she was mentally unfit when she took £290,000 from the Portuguese star in the non-disclosure agreement ten years ago.

She wants to pursue a new civil claim against him through the US courts for another £165,000 in damages, alleging he attacked her in a Las Vegas hotel room.

While the judge ruled that Mayorga’s mental capacity be decided at trial, her claims that the settlement was illegal and violated public policy will be decided by arbitrators.

The ex-model is fighting that decision and has appealed, stating that she wants the whole case to be heard in a jury trial – with the prospect of her coming face-to-face with Ronaldo.

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Mayorga says that none of it should be decided by an arbitrator and she’s determined to have her day in court.

Kathryn Mayorga pictured in 2014
Kathryn Mayorga pictured in 2014
Ronaldo and Mayorga's legal teams have until November 30 to meet and set a date for the bench trial
Ronaldo and Mayorga’s legal teams have until November 30 to meet and set a date for the bench trial
The pair were pictured together in Rain Nightclub, Las Vegas, in 2009
The pair were pictured together in Rain Nightclub, Las Vegas, in 2009
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