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Rape charges vs CR7 dropped

UPDATE: Ronaldo's alleged rape case taken to U.S. Federal Court

June 5, 2019 By Oscar Rojas
The Portuguese footballer has been mute on the matter practically since the allegations emerged.

Cristiano Ronaldo can finally rest easy, since the rape allegations against him have been dropped.

The player was accused by former model turned teacher Kathryn Mayorga of allegedly raping her back in 2009, right after the couple met in a Las Vegas hotel. Mayorga agreed to settle the case back then for "fears of any backlash against herself or her family", but was encouraged to pursue a case against the superstar in September of 2018.

Today, a report by Bloomberg reveales that the rape lawsuit has been dropped due to a voluntary dismissal filed in the Nevada State Court. The report does not detail if an agreement was reached between both parties.

Neither Mayorga's lawyer, Leslie Stovall, nor Cristiano Ronaldo's attorney Peter Christiansen commented on the issue, according to Bloomberg's report. Las Vegas PD, which reopened an investigation of the rape allegations were also not available to discuss the state of the investigation or on the aforementioned ruling.

The footballer maintained his innocence for almost a year, in which he also refused to file a response to the lawsuit.

UPDATE: Ronaldo's alleged rape case taken to U.S. Federal Court

Cristiano Ronaldo is not yet off the hook in the alleged rape case being investigated by U.S. authorities. Reports from earlier today stated that the case against the Portuguese footballer had been dropped by his accuser, Kathryn Mayorga, but one of the woman's lawyers, Larissa Drohobyczer, revealed to ESPN that dropping all charges was not an option.

"The charges were not dropped. The state case was dismissed by us because we filed the identical claims in federal court due to federal court's rules on serving foreigners. We basically just switched venues, but the claims remain," Drohobyczer told ESPN.

Mayorga's lawyers have found it hard to hand CR7 a citation, and this move is intended to make it easier for them to hand said citation.

Ronaldo's legal team in the U.S. did not comment on neither report.



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