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Cristiano Ronaldo set to meet in court with the woman who accused him of assault




Cristiano Ronaldo was in 2018 accused of assault by an American woman Kathryn Mayorga claiming the incident happened in a Las Vegas hotel suite back in 2009 when the player was at Manchester United.

Latest report on the case says a federal judge in Nevada USA has ruled that she will allow legal arguments to hold to determine if Mayorga was fit, mentally, to enter into nondisclosure agreement with Ronaldo’s lawyers in 2010 that paid her $375,000 in exchange for her silence.

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Prosecutors earlier announced that Portugal international Ronaldo will not face criminal charges for an alleged hotel assault on the American model.

Ronaldo denied the accusations claiming that Mayorga and his lawyers were only trying to bring down his name.

In September 2018, Mayorga filed a lawsuit in Las Vegas trying to overturn a £288,000 non-disclosure agreement in 2010 which she argued was signed under duress.

However on September 30, 2020 a U.S. District Court judge Jennifer Dorsey wrote that a court should determine whether Mayorga was legally able to consent to the NDA.

Ronaldo’s lawyer declined to comment to the AP, which didn’t immediately hear back from Mayorga’s representatives.

“The court must decide whether Mayorga lacked the mental capacity to assent to the settlement agreement,” Dorsey wrote.

The Portuguese star has however, through his lawyers, denied the accusations saying the act was consensual and her claims were a “intentional defamation campaign” against the soccer superstar.

CR7 reportedly met Mayorga at a nightclub in Las Vegas and invited her into his room, which is where Mayorga claimed the assault took place.

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She reported to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department at the time, although she didn’t name Ronaldo as the perpetrator then.