Christiano Ronaldo accuser drop the case but investigation still active
The rape investigation against Christiano Ronaldo is still active while his accuser had dropped her civil case filed in state court in Nevada earlier this month.
Kathryn Mayorga, had dropped criminal charges against Juventus striker early this month in state court for moving the lawsuit to federal court, where it’s easier to sue someone who lives abroad.
“We basically just switched venues but the claims and lawsuit still remains,” Drohobyczer tells TMZ.
According to TMZ, Mayorga’s team was having trouble serving Ronaldo with the court papers — but the laws in federal court are more favorable for a person suing someone who lives out of the country.
Per Drohobyczer, they are still waiting for confirmation from the Italian government that Ronaldo has been served with the lawsuit.
As we previously reported, Mayorga claims Ronaldo raped her in a Las Vegas hotel room back in 2009.
She had initially filed a police report describing the alleged crime — but didn’t identify Ronaldo by name.
In her original lawsuit, Mayorga says she later accepted a $375,000 payment in exchange for her silence — but now, she wants that agreement voided.
The Las Vegas Metro Police Dept. reopened the case — but so far, no charges have been brought against the soccer star.