Kathryn Mayorga had beskuldigde Ronaldo of raping her in a Las Vegas hotel room in
2009. Ronaldo has maintained that the encounter was consensual
Mayorga also beskuldigde Ronaldo and his team of coercing her into signing a settlement and nondisclosure agreement
. She claims she received
$ 375,000 in that settlement
, which seeks to void the settlement and agreement
, was originally filed in
2018 in state court
. It was refiled in
2019 in die federale hof.
Egter, Magistrate Judge Daniel Albregts on Wednesday recommended the case be dismissed because Mayorga’s attorneys improperly obtained and used information from leaked documents, his recommendation says.
In 2017, a sports website uitgelek copies of documents and communications from mediation discussions to German publication Der Spiegel
Albregts’ recommendation says Mayorga’s attorneys based part of their client’s case on leaked documents that Ronaldo’s team claim “contain attorney-client and work product privileged material.”
“Dismissing [die] case for the inappropriate conduct of her attorney is a harsh result,” Albregts wrote in his recommendation.
“If the court does not grant case-terminating sanctions, [her lawyer’s] actions could have far-reaching, dangerous consequences on the legitimacy of the judicial process.”
“Stovall has acted in bad faith to his client’s — and the profession’s — detriment,” Albregts continued, referring to one of Mayorga’s legal team, Leslie Mark Stovall.
CNN has reached out to Stovall for comment on Albregts’ recommendation.
In 2019, the Clark County District Attorney’s office gesê that Ronaldo would not face sexual assault charges in Las Vegas
, saying the allegations could not be proven beyond reasonable doubt