Mayorga case: Cristiano Ronaldo compensated for more than 300 thousand euros | celebrities

Kathryn Mayorga’s lawyer who accused Cristiano Ronaldo of rape will have to pay more than 300,000 euros (334,637.50 dollars) in compensation to the Portuguese footballer. The amount represents a reimbursement of the legal expenses that the Madeiran had to bear to defend himself in the legal process filed last year, advances the North American sports newspaper. The Athletic.

The American claimed to have been abused by Ronaldo in a Las Vegas hotel in 2009, when the player was 24 years old and the model 25. The Portuguese has always denied any accusations, despite confirming that both had sex, but that he says they have been consensual.

In 2010, both reached a confidential settlement that dropped the criminal charges. A payment of US$375,000 (about €350,000) was made in August of that year. Later, following leaks of information exchanged between the footballer and his lawyers, Mayorga reopened the legal process, claiming that he was not mentally capable when he accepted the agreement.

Eleven years later, in 2021, Judge Daniel Albregts, from Nevada, USA, recommended that the charge be dismissed and condemned the model’s lawyer, Leslie Mark Stovall, for having “acted in bad faith, to the detriment of his client and the your profession”. The court never found evidence that Ronaldo had committed a crime or that his lawyers had intimidated the young woman into accepting the deal, as her lawyer maintained.

The case would later be dismissed by District Judge Jennifer Dorsey, who ruled that the leak was orchestrated by Leslie Mark Stovall. In this sense, Cristiano Ronaldo’s lawyer, Peter Christiansen, asked the magistrate to hold the lawyer responsible for the expenses of 626 thousand dollars.

Christiansen’s motion was approved in court on Tuesday, February 14, but only just over half of the expenses were allowed to be paid. However, the judge did not hesitate to attribute part of the blame to Ronaldo, for having let “the case drag on”. And he justifies: “Even at the earliest stages of the litigation it was clear that the allegations were based solely on leaks of information.”

So far, neither Ronaldo’s lawyer nor the footballer himself have commented on the victory in court. The Portuguese is with his girlfriend Georgina Rodríguez and family, living in Saudi Arabia, where he moved, after signing for Al Nassr. Cristiano is the father of five children — Cristiano Junior, Mateo, Eva, Alana and Bella.

ronaldo with family

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