The woman who accused Manchester United icon Cristiano Ronaldo of rape, Kathryn Mayorga, has lost her US court bid to get the Portuguese to pay her millions of dollars more than their original settlement.
Mayorga received $375,000 from Ronaldo after accusing him of raping her in a Las Vegas hotel in 2009.
On Friday in Nevada’s biggest city, US District Judge Jennifer Dorsey threw Mayorga’s case out of court and punished Mayorga’s attorney, Leslie Mark Stovall, for “bad-faith conduct” in addition to the use of “purloined” confidential documents Judge Dorsey said had tainted the case beyond the point of redemption.
In a 42-page order, Dorsey conceded that her dismissing a case with no option to be able to file it again was a server sanction. But she also pointed out that Ronaldo had been caused harm by Stovall’s conduct.
According to Judge Dorsey, simply disqualifying Stovall will not cure “the prejudice to Ronaldo” as the misappropriated documents and their confidential contents were “woven into the very fabric” of Mayorga’s claims.