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