Police Deny Dropping Rape Case Against Cristaino Ronaldo
The Las Vegas Metro Police Department has denied media reports that the criminal investigation into Cristiano Ronaldo’s rape allegation has been dropped.
Several media outlets had reported that Kathryn Mayorga, the woman behind the allegations, had dropped her civil case filed in state court in Nevada. This report had left many wondering if the two sides had reached a settlement.
However, Mayorga’s attorney, Larissa Drohobyczer has stated that Mayorga is not dropping the case but simply moving the lawsuit from state court to federal court, where it is easier to sue someone who lives abroad. Drohobyczer tells TMZ Sports.
“We basically just switched venues but the claims and lawsuit still remains.”
Drohobyczer also revealed that they are still waiting for confirmation from the Italian government that Ronaldo has been served with the lawsuit.
It would be recalled we reported earlier that Mayorga claims Ronaldo raped her in a Las Vegas hotel room back in 2009. She had initially filed a police report describing the alleged crime — but didn’t identify Ronaldo by name. In her original lawsuit, Mayorga says she later accepted a $375,000 payment in exchange for her silence — but now, she wants that agreement voided.