Ronaldo’s rape case dropped over lack of physical evidence
Cristiano Ronaldo will not be charged with sexual assault after the Clark County District Attorney’s office announced on Monday that they ‘will decline to prosecute‘ as the allegations cannot be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
American Kathryn Mayorga has accused Juventus forward Ronaldo of sexually assaulting her in a hotel room in Las Vegas in 2009, something the Portuguese has strenuously refuted since the story came to light.
German publication Der Spiegel first reported the claims, which also included the suggestion Ronaldo paid Ms. Mayorga $375,000 in 2010 as part of a privacy agreement, preventing her from going public.
Ms. Mayorga filed a lawsuit last year in an attempt to quash that agreement, with Las Vegas police subsequently re-opening the investigation.
Now, however, detailing a lack of physical evidence, the district attorney’s office has announced that Ronaldo will face no charges.