Cristiano Ronaldo is demanding in the United States that the lawyer of model Katheryn Mayorga, who accused him of rape, pay the player an amount of US$ 626 thousand (R$ 3.2 million) after alleging in a lawsuit that Ronaldo abused him. in Las Vegas in 2009. In a court filing, Ronaldo’s attorney, Peter Christiansen, asked Judge Jennifer Dorsey to hold Mayorga’s attorney, Leslie Mark Stovall, personally responsible for the amount.
The rape accusation against Cristiano Ronaldo was filed this month by the judge for “conduct in bad faith” and misuse of leaked and stolen documents by the model’s representatives. Stovall did not respond to the report’s requests for comment. Stovall must file a response with the court by July 8.
“Given Stovall’s egregious abuse and misconduct, he must be held personally accountable for ensuring Ronaldo is reimbursed for having to defend himself against his vexatious and bad faith conduct,” Christiansen said in the suit.
The rape allegation against Cristiano Ronaldo
The situation became public in 2018, due to the publication of the German magazine Der Spiegel, but the alleged crime would have taken place in June 2009, at the Palms hotel in Las Vegas. The case took a while to come to light because of an alleged agreement reached between the parties. The model would remain silent for the amount of 375 thousand dollars (about R$ 2 million), but she decided to annul the signed document and ask for millionaire compensation. According to her, of the amount of 64 million euros, 20 would be for past suffering, another 20 for future damages and another 20 for punitive damages, in addition to legal expenses.
At the time, Cristiano Ronaldo took to social media to record a video claiming that the news was false and that some people “try to promote themselves through their name”. Ronaldo’s legal team “does not dispute that he met Mayorga and they had sexual intercourse in June 2009, but claim that the act was consensual”.