A fairly vital improvement within the Cristiano Ronaldo alleged rape lawsuit — TMZ Sports activities has discovered the soccer star has been served with the court docket papers and the battle is now underway.
Keep in mind, the accuser Kathryn Mayorga not too long ago withdrew her lawsuit from state court docket in Nevada to give attention to the lawsuit in federal court docket, largely as a result of state court docket legal guidelines had been making it laborious for her authorized staff to serve Ronaldo with the court docket docs.
And, simply days after making the transfer, Mayorga’s staff had success serving CR7 — which suggests the case can now transfer ahead.
In actual fact, Ronaldo’s authorized staff has already responded to the lawsuit with court docket docs of their very own during which they ask the decide for permission to file a brand new 46-page doc which is able to presumably lay out their argument for the court docket to throw out the case.
As we beforehand reported, Mayorga claims Ronaldo raped her in a Las Vegas hotel room again in 2009 after partying collectively at a nightclub.
She had initially filed a police report describing the alleged crime — however did not determine Ronaldo by identify.
In her authentic lawsuit, Mayorga says she later accepted a $375,000 cost in trade for her silence — however now, she desires that settlement voided.
The Las Vegas Metro Police Dept. reopened the case — however to date, no fees have been introduced towards the soccer star.
Ronaldo has beforehand denied the allegations — saying again in 2018, “Rape is an abominable crime that goes towards every thing that I’m and imagine in.”
“Eager as I could also be to clear my identify, I refuse to feed the media spectacle created by individuals searching for to advertise themselves at my expense.”