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Woman accuses Cristiano Ronaldo of Rape

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Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo is being sued by an American woman, Kathryn Mayorga, after an alleged rape.

Deadspin reports that Ronaldo had in 2010 signed an out-of-court settlement with Mayorga, who was then anonymous and had accused him of raping her in a Las Vegas hotel room, according to German magazine, Der Spiegel

Mayorga has, however, come forward and revealed her identity, while also recounting the full story of her encounter with the footballer. She was a 25-year old model at the time.

Mayorga, who now works as a teacher, has also filed a new civil suit against Ronaldo in court, seeking to have the settlement agreement voided.

Although Ronaldo’s lawyers, in a statement to Reuters, have described the report as “blatantly illegal,” a questionnaire answered by Ronaldo before the settlement has him appear to admit that Mayorga did not consent to their sex that night.

The document had answers from Ronaldo that read: “She said no and stop several times.” “She said that she didn’t want to, but she made herself available.”  “But she kept saying ‘no.’ ‘Don’t do it.’ ‘I’m not like the others.’ I apologized afterwards.”

Answering the question: “Did Ms. C. say anything afterwards about the sex being too brutal?” Ronaldo said: “She didn’t complain about it being brutal. She complained that I forced her. She didn’t say anything about wanting to go to the police.”

The football star’s lawyers have also said that he intends to sue the magazine.

Leslie Stovall, Mayorga’s lawyer, is looking to have the settlement voided because, according to Deadspin, “Mayorga was too mentally and emotionally traumatized at the time the settlement was agreed to,” and “because he claims the terms of the settlement illegally seek to impede a criminal investigation.”

Photo Credit: Alex Caparros/Getty Images

5 Comments

  1. Anon

    September 30, 2018 at 6:16 am

    I truly feel terrible for any sexual assault victim (who admittedly cannot be adequately financially compensated), but in the event that you reach an out-of-court settlement why return almost a decade later seeking a revisit? Has the settlement money been blown already?!

    Btw, let’s be clear that this suit is ENTIRELY about money! For starters, it’s a civil suit and not a criminal complaint. But more succinctly, the statute of limitations for sexual assault in Nevada about the time that this alleged assault would have been committed was FOUR years (that is, any criminal charges would be time-barred after 2014 – four years ago). The statute has since been extended in 2015 to 20 years, but due to the constitutional bar on post-facto laws (similar to most common law jurisdictions, purportedly including Nigeria) that extension does not apply to acts before the date of the amendment coming into force.

    • Xo

      September 30, 2018 at 3:53 pm

      Pls… Not because he is your favorite footballer you begin to type Yada Yada Yada. Even he admitted the sex wasn’t consensual. So it doesn’t matter if she comes back after a million years. If that’s how she wants closure, so be it. You are not the victim, so don’t eve tell her when or when not or how or how not to seek closure.
      Perhaps we all should start having that conversation about consent.
      Sad to read

    • Anon

      October 2, 2018 at 12:09 pm

      @Xo, hope you know that a law court is a public forum, that is maintained with public funds? Accordingly, when you take your case for cash to such a public forum, it is a matter of public interest that (among other interests) the forum is being utilized in a manner that best serves the public interest. If you want private personal closure, I would suggest therapy.

  2. Rolling Eyes

    September 30, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    The only way to take this serious is if it doesn’t involve money. We know rape is a big crime but this is a civil case and you want money for closure????? She should shut the fuck up abeg! If she is pushing that he be tried and sent to jail then we can support her.

    These women know what they are doing!

    • Sherlie Holmes

      October 1, 2018 at 5:06 pm

      Right! If truly he assaulted her, justice should be served! NOBODY deserves that, but simply asking for money and no consequences for his “alleged” actions appears like her priorities are misplaced.

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