Kathryn Mayorga has dropped the rape lawsuit she filed against Cristiano Ronaldo in the United States.
As confirmed by Bloomberg, Cristiano Ronaldo is no longer the subject of a rape allegation in Las Vegas.
In September 2018, Kathryn Mayorga, now 34, claimed the Juventus player had attacked her in the penthouse of a Las Vegas hotel in 2009 when she was 25 and was paid $375,000 in hush money.
She said she was forced to sign a non-disclosure agreement by Ronaldo’s lawyers at the time, but reopened the case and filed charges in Las Vegas, demanding $200,000 in damages. Katheryn Mayorga has now ended her lawsuit, meaning the Juventus attacker can now draw a line under this chapter.
According to Bloomberg, a notice of voluntary dismissal was reportedly filed in May in a Nevada State Court in Las Vegas, but the reasons for it are not clear at this time as the filing does not say whether a settlement was reached with the Portuguese superstar regarding the rape case.
However, Ronaldo denied the allegations on social media, and said that whatever happened between the two was consensual.
Did Katheryn Mayorga settle with Ronaldo?
That issue is raised by Bloomberg as readers are told that the “court filing doesn’t say if Ronaldo settled with accuser”.
A notice of voluntary dismissal was filed last month in Nevada state court in Las Vegas. The filing didn’t say whether the accuser had reached a settlement with the Portuguese soccer player.
On the topic of settlements, back in 2017, Der Spiegel reported that Ronaldo paid “hush money” to make the rape allegation go away, claiming he paid 258,000 euros to have the matter settled out of court.
Of course, Ronaldo has always denied the rape accusations.
In October, Ronaldo 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.”
With a notice of voluntary dismissal filed by Mayorga’s lawyers, the case is now effectively closed.