Cristiano Ronaldo will not be facing any charges related from allegations he raped a woman in Las Vegas over ten years ago. After reviewing investigative material submitted by the Los Angeles police, Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson stated there is no evidence that could prove beyond a reasonable doubt any guilt of the claim made by Kathryn Mayorga. Commenting in a statement, Steve Wolfson said,
“Therefore, no charges will be forthcoming.
This decision is seen as a victory for Cristiano Ronaldo, who as one of the worlds highest paid soccer players, who is also facing civil litigation on the matter. That litigation was filed by Mayorga who claims she faced pressure to sign a non-disclosure agreement for $375,000. Moyorga and her lawyers are seeking the courts to overturn that agreement and award a minimum $200,000 more in damaged.
Lawyers for Ronaldo openly admitted that the star and Kathryn Mayorga had, in June of 2009, consensual sex, but adamantly denied that this was a rape. Neither Ronaldo’s lawyer, Peter Christiansen nor lawyers for Mayorga were available for comment after the statement from Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson
The lawsuit filed by Mayorga stated that she and Ronaldo met at a nightclub in Las Vegas and that she and several others returned to his Palms Hotel and Casino suite, where she claimed he raped her. After feeling pressured by Ronaldo’s handlers, Mayorga signed the non-disclosure agreement and was paid $375,000.
The pending civil matter accuses those working for Ronaldo, or those working for him, of breach of contract, defamation, coercion, conspiracy and fraud for allegedly making those terms public to European news publications. Mayorga’s lawyers stated she never wanted to be publicly identified but became concerned after a media report made references to the encounter. Her legal team have claimed to be facing challenges in serving Ronaldo and have been given a deadline of October 28th to do so.
After the alleged rape, Mayorga submitted to a medical exam and the collection of DNA evidence. In 2009, Las Vegas police closed their investigation into the matter due to Mayorga refusing to identify the person responsible. Commenting on this, Steve Wolfson said,
“As a result, the police were unable to … conduct any meaningful investigation. Detectives were unable to search for and impound vital forensic evidence. In addition, video evidence, showing interactions between the victim and perpetrator before and after the alleged crime, was lost.”