Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo is not going to face expenses after being accused of sexual assault, US prosecutors say.
Kathryn Mayorga, 34, had alleged that the Juventus participant raped her at a Las Vegas resort in 2009.
She reportedly reached an out-of-court settlement with the Portuguese star in 2010, however sought to reopen the case in 2018. He denied the allegations.
In an announcement on Monday, Las Vegas prosecutors stated the claims couldn’t “be confirmed past cheap doubt”.
The Clark County District Legal professional’s workplace stated the sufferer reported an assault in 2009, however refused to state the place it had occurred or who the attacker was. In consequence police had been unable “to conduct any significant investigation”.
In August 2018, Las Vegas police investigated the alleged crime once more on the request of the sufferer.
However the assertion added: “Primarily based upon a assessment of data presently, the allegations of sexual assault in opposition to Cristiano Ronaldo can’t be confirmed past an inexpensive doubt. Due to this fact, no expenses might be forthcoming.”
German weekly journal Der Spiegel, first revealed a narrative in regards to the allegation final yr.
It stated that in 2010, she reached an out-of-court settlement with Ronaldo involving a $375,000 (£288,000) fee for agreeing by no means to go public with the allegations.
Ms Mayorga’s lawyer stated she had been impressed to re-open the case by the #MeToo motion.
Ronaldo has not denied that the 2 met in Las Vegas in 2009, however stated that what occurred between them was consensual.
On the time, Ronaldo was enjoying for Manchester United, and about to hitch Actual Madrid, the place he spent the following 9 years.
Ronaldo moved to Juventus final July. He has received the Ballon d’Or – awarded to the world’s greatest footballer – in 2008, 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017.