A US judge in Nevada has recommended for the civil case in relation to the sexual assault allegations against Cristiano Ronaldo to be dismissed.
The football superstar was accused by Kathryn Mayorga in 2018 of raping her in Las Vegas nine years earlier.
Ronaldo firmly denies the allegations and is insisting the sexual intercourse between the pair was consensual.
Mayorga’s lawyer, Leslie Stovall presented documents obtained through football leaks as part of the civil case against Ronaldo.
The Judge said the leaked documents were privileged communications between Ronaldo and his lawyers, could not be submitted as evidence and the case should be dismissed.
“Dismissing Mayorga’s case for the inappropriate conduct of her attorney is a harsh result, but it is, unfortunately, the only appropriate sanction to ensure the integrity of the judicial process,” the Judge wrote.
Ronaldo’s lawyers said: “’We are pleased with the court’s detailed review of this matter and its willingness to justly apply the law to the facts and recommend dismissal of the civil case against Mr. Ronaldo.”
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