A former model named Kathryn Mayorga has accused famous footballer Cristiano Ronaldo of raping her inside a Las Vegas hotel room in 2009. While Ronaldo vehemently denied all such charges, tweeting back then “I firmly deny the accusations being issued against me,”.
“Rape is an abominable crime that goes against everything that I am and believe in,” Cristiano Ronaldo said. Now, former American model Kathryn Mayorga is claiming a whopping sum of Rs 56 million for the ‘pain and sufferings’ she endured all this while.
The media report states that fresh court documents reveal the amount which is claimed by former model Kathryn Mayorga.
The former American model is claiming £18m for ‘past pain and suffering, £18m for future pain and suffering’ and £18m for punitive damages.
Reportedly her expenses go up to £1.4m inclusive of her legal fee of £1.1m, making it £56.5m.
In 2010, Kathryn Mayorga accepted $375,000 as part of her out-of-court non-disclosure settlement. But three years back, she filed a civil lawsuit in Las Vegas, alleging that she was ‘mentally incapacitated’ when she agreed to it and signed it under duress.
It comes after she accused him of sexually assaulting her in a Las Vegas hotel room after meeting on a night out in 2009, when she was 25. New legal documents exclusively revealed by The Sun show Mayorga’s legal team demanded to grill Ronaldo over the matter via Zoom.
The court papers claim that while she was changing Ronaldo walked in and exposed himself before asking her to perform a sex act. Mayorga says she then kissed him after refusing to engage in the sex act on the condition that he would let her go.
Mayorga said that after he pulled her into the bedroom and raped her, Ronaldo told her he was a “good guy” except for the “one per cent”.
Court documents lodged by her lawyers state Mayorga had refused Ronaldo’s advances while screaming: “No, no, no”.
Mayorga reported the alleged crime to Las Vegas cops the next day but refused to name Ronaldo. She later decided not to prosecute and signed the non-disclosure agreement in January 2010.
Despite acknowledging the existence of the NDA, his lawyers maintained that it was “by no means a confession of guilt”.
But in September 2018, as the #MeToo movement broke out, Mayorga broke the agreement by giving an interview, resulting in Las Vegas Police reopening the case.
The Clark County District Attorney’s office announced in 2019 that it would not prosecute Ronaldo.
In a statement, it said: “Based upon a review of the information presented at this time, the allegations of sexual assault against Cristiano Ronaldo cannot be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
“Therefore, no charges will be forthcoming.”
Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo strongly denies the claims and has called them “fake news”, claiming the sex was consensual.