Soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo will not face sexual assault charges in Las Vegas, the Clark County District Attorney’s office said Monday.
The allegations, which were first made in 2009, cannot be proven beyond a reasonable doubt, the office said in a statement.
CNN reached out to attorneys for Ronaldo and for his accuser, Kathryn Mayorga. Mayorga revealed her identity in an interview with German publication Der Spiegel in September 2018.
Mayorga’s lawsuit accused Ronaldo and his team of taking advantage of her fragile emotional state to coerce her into signing a settlement and nondisclosure agreement in 2009. She claims she received $375,000 in exchange for her silence. Her lawsuit seeks to void the settlement and agreement.The Las Vegas Metropolitan police reopened the case at her request in August 2018, the Clark County District Attorney’s office said in its statement.The request for prosecution was sent to the district attorney’s office in July, the statement said. “Based upon a review of the information presented at this time, the allegations of sexual assault against Cristiano Ronaldo cannot be proven beyond a reasonable doubt. Therefore, no charges will be forthcoming,” the statement said.
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