Portuguese international Cristiano Ronaldo has admitted to paying his rape accuser Kathryn Mayorga the sum of $375,000 to settle the claim in 2010. Mayorga had claimed that the Juventus attacker raped her in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2009, but Ronaldo had consistently denied her claims.
Kathryn Mayorga has maintained that Ronaldo paid $375,000 in a settlement and confidentiality agreement after she accused him of sexual assault. The agreement is at the heart of a lawsuit Mayorga filed in state court in 2018 seeking to invalidate the agreement.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s lawyers revealed for the first time in court documents the amount he paid to settle allegations that he raped a woman in a Las Vegas hotel in 2009.
Las Vegas authorities had dropped the case saying that there was not enough evidence to bring criminal charges against the footballer.
A notice of voluntary dismissal was filed last month in Nevada state court in Las Vegas. In the notice filed it was not revealed if the accuser, Mayorga, had reached a settlement with Ronaldo.
The model is, however, pressing ahead with a civil case against the former Real Madrid winger.
According to Ronaldo’s lawyers, the claim was already settled with a payoff and confidentiality agreement in 2010
In newly filed court documents, Ronaldo’s camp is said to acknowledge the $375,000 figure.
They insist the payment was not an admission of guilt, but merely an effort to keep the story from public attention.