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US judge recommends Cristiano Ronaldo rape case be dismissed

Kathryn Mayorga had accused Ronaldo of raping her in a Las Vegas resort room in 2009. Ronaldo has maintained that the encounter was consensual.
Mayorga additionally accused Ronaldo and his workforce of coercing her into signing a settlement and nondisclosure settlement. She claims she acquired $375,000 in that settlement.
Her lawsuit, which seeks to void the settlement and settlement, was originally filed in 2018 in state court docket. It was refiled in 2019 in federal court docket.

However, Magistrate Judge Daniel Albregts on Wednesday beneficial the case be dismissed as a result of Mayorga’s attorneys improperly obtained and used data from leaked paperwork, his suggestion says.

In 2017, a sports activities web site leaked copies of paperwork and communications from mediation discussions to German publication Der Spiegel.

Albregts’ suggestion says Mayorga’s attorneys based mostly a part of their consumer’s case on leaked paperwork that Ronaldo’s workforce declare “comprise attorney-client and work product privileged materials.”

“Dismissing [the] case for the inappropriate conduct of her lawyer is a harsh outcome,” Albregts wrote in his suggestion.

“If the court docket doesn’t grant case-terminating sanctions, [her lawyer’s] actions might have far-reaching, harmful penalties on the legitimacy of the judicial course of.”

“Stovall has acted in unhealthy religion to his consumer’s — and the occupation’s — detriment,” Albregts continued, referring to one in every of Mayorga’s authorized workforce, Leslie Mark Stovall.

CNN has reached out to Stovall for touch upon Albregts’ suggestion.

In 2019, the Clark County District Attorney’s workplace said that Ronaldo wouldn’t face sexual assault expenses in Las Vegas, saying the allegations couldn’t be confirmed past cheap doubt.
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