Cristiano Ronaldo rape accuser ‘appeals US judge’s decision to dismiss civil case’

Cristiano Ronaldo rape accuser ‘appeals US judge’s decision to dismiss civil case’ after claiming he attacked her in Las Vegas penthouse suite

  • Kathryn Mayorga, 37, has appealed a US judge’s decision to dismiss her civil case
  • Mayorga claims Cristiano Ronaldo raped her at a Las Vegas hotel in 2009
  • She has appealed a judge’s complaint that her lawyer engaged in ‘bad faith conduct’

A woman who accused Cristiano Ronaldo of rape has appealed a US judge’s decision to dismiss the civil case.

Kathryn Mayorga’s lawyers will go to court in San Francisco this week in a bid to keep her £54million claim alive.

The case was thrown out in June by US Judge Jennifer Dorsey who said Mayorga’s lawyer acted in “bad faith” and relied on leaked documents.

Mayorga, 37, wants to overturn a £275,000 out-of-court settlement agreed with him in 2010.

The alleged rape allegedly took place in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2009 after they met the same night at the RAIN nightclub.

Cristiano Ronaldo (left) and his rape accuser Kathryn Mayorga (right) pictured the night the couple met in Las Vegas in 2009 and the alleged rape took place

Mayorga, 37, wants to overturn a £275,000 out-of-court settlement agreed with him in 2010

Mayorga, 37, wants to overturn a £275,000 out-of-court settlement agreed with him in 2010

American model-turned-teacher Mayorga claimed the soccer star raped her in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2009 after the pair met at a party (pictured) in the city

American model-turned-teacher Mayorga claimed the soccer star raped her in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2009 after the pair met at a party (pictured) in the city

The allegation was first made in 2010 when a settlement was reached, three years later Mayorga claimed she was “mentally incompetent” at the time and filed a civil lawsuit.

The claim was made public in 2017, her lawyers said she was inspired to speak out and make her claim public by the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment.

Although no charges were filed, she filed a civil suit in a moment to overturn the nondisclosure agreement.

Court documents previously revealed she was seeking £18million for her past ‘pain and suffering’, £18million for her future ‘pain and suffering’ and a further £18million for punitive damages .

In 2018, Ronaldo said: “I strongly deny the charges against me. Rape is a heinous crime that goes against everything I am and believe in.

US prosecutors investigated but said he would not face charges.

Ronaldo – whose value is estimated at £360m – is separately trying to recover £37,000 in legal costs from Mayorga’s lawyer Leslie Stovall.

And there’s also an ongoing case over whether the Las Vegas police investigation files into the case can be released to the press.

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