US judge dismisses Cristiano Ronaldo rape lawsuit in Vegas

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo. — Reuters
Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo. — Reuters


Published: Sat 11 Jun 2022, 8:38 PM

Last updated: Sat 11 Jun 2022, 10:40 PM

A Nevada woman has lost her bid in a US court to force international soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo to pay millions of dollars more than the $375,000 in hush money she received after she claimed he raped her in Las Vegas in 2009.

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A judge in Las Vegas kicked the case out of court late on Friday to punish the woman’s attorney for bad-faith conduct and the use of stolen confidential documents.

Attorneys for both sides didn’t immediately respond Saturday to messages.

Ronaldo’s legal team doesn’t dispute the two had sex, but maintain it was consensual and the confidentiality agreement prevents both sides from talking about it.

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