Prosecutors have finally announced that Portugal worldwide Cristiano Ronaldo will not face criminal charges for an alleged hotel assault on American model Kathryn Mayorga.
According to KTNV Las Vegas, the Clark County District Attorney's Office has declined to prosecute Ronaldo over an assault claim dating back to June 2009.
A new investigation by Las Vegas police failed to show that Kathryn Mayorga's claim could be proven at trial beyond a reasonable doubt, Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson said. "Therefore, no charges will be forthcoming".
His accuser, former model and schoolteacher Kathryn Mayorga, has a lawsuit pending against Ronaldo in U.S. court in Las Vegas.
The lawsuit seeks to void the agreement and collect at least $200,000 more from Ronaldo.
It said that in 2010, she reached an out-of-court settlement with Ronaldo involving a $375,000 (£288,000) payment for agreeing never to go public with the allegations.
Mayorga filed a separate civil lawsuit in a USA federal court claiming Ronaldo used "fixers" to stop her pursuing criminal charges, including a payment of $375,000 (€334,000), which Ronaldo's lawyer has not denied.
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Her attorneys say Mayorga never wanted her name released but became anxious that she would be identified after a 2017 media report apparently referred to the encounter.
As of Monday afternoon, Ronaldo, a Portuguese star who now plays for Juventus in Italy, has not responded publicly to the news.
Police have said she identified her attacker only as a European soccer player.
Since the woman did not give any more information a meaningful investigation wasn't conducted. "Detectives were unable to search for and impound vital forensic evidence".
'In addition, video evidence, showing interactions between the victim and perpetrator before and after the alleged crime, was lost.
In spite of the passage of over nine years, police investigated her allegations.
Mayorga contacted police in August of a year ago to ask that the case be reopened, at which point she named Ronaldo as the alleged assailant.