Former model who accused Cristiano Ronaldo of raping her in a Las Vegas hotel room is claiming £56.5m in damages for ‘pain and suffering’
- Kathryn Mayorga, 37, is claiming damages £18m for her past ‘pain and suffering’
- Mayorga alleges that Cristiano Ronaldo raped her in a Las Vegas hotel in 2009
- Model is also claiming £18m for future ‘suffering’ and £18m for punitive damage
- Ronaldo, from Portugal, strongly denies all allegations made against him and no criminal charges have ever been filed
A former model who accused Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo of sexually assaulting her is claiming £56million in damages.
Kathryn Mayorga, 37, is claiming £18m for her past ‘pain and suffering’, £18m for future ‘pain and suffering’ and another £18m for punitive damages, court documents seen by The Mirror reveal.
The alleged rape was said to have taken place in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2009 after they met the same night in RAIN nightclub.
A list of witnesses Mayorga’s legal team wish to testify includes British former Big Brother star Jasmine Lennard, 35 – who claims she dated Ronaldo in 2008 – the Mirror reports.
Ronaldo, from Portugal, strongly denies all allegations made against him. No criminal charges were filed after Las Vegas prosecutors decided the claims ‘cannot be proven beyond a reasonable doubt’.
Cristiano Ronaldo (left) and his rape accuser Kathryn Mayorga (right) pictured on the night the pair met in Las Vegas in 2009 and the alleged rape took place
With legal fees of £1.4m added to Mayorga’s claim the bill the Juventus star would have to pay out totals £56.5m – which equates to two years of the footballer’s salary, Mirror reports.
In 2010 the model accepted £270,000 ($375,000) as an out-of-court settlement with Ronaldo and his representatives.
Three years later Mayorga claimed she was ‘mentally incapacitated’ when she accepted the settlement and has filed a civil lawsuit.
In 2018, Ronaldo said: ‘I firmly deny the accusations being issued against me. Rape is an abominable crime that goes against everything I am and believe in.’
His mother Dolores has stuck by Ronaldo throughout the months-long investigation, saying in February that she had ‘confidence in my son when it comes to what happened’.
American model-turned-teacher Mayorga claimed the football star raped her in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2009 after the pair met on a night out (pictured) in the city
Mayorga and Ronaldo in June 2009 just hours before she alleges the soccer star sexually assaulted her in a hotel room
Left: Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus looks over his shoulder during the Serie A match between Juventus and Genoa CFC at Allianz Stadium on April 11, 2021 in Turin, Italy. Right: Levendi brand ambassador Kathryn Mayorga attends the Las Vegas Food & Wine Festival at the Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa on September 5, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada
Jasmine Lennard, 35, claims she dated Ronaldo in 2008
The mother-of-four also hit out at Ronaldo’s American accuser, saying she ‘didn’t go to his hotel room to play cards’.
Ronaldo’s girlfriend, 26-year-old Spanish model Georgina Rodriguez, has also stood by him over the claims.
Police could not conduct ‘any meaningful investigation’ at the time because Ms Mayorga declined to say who assaulted her or where it occurred, U.S. prosecutors said.
As a result, detectives were ‘unable to search for and impound vital forensic evidence,’ and a video showing Ronaldo and Mayorga together was lost, they added.
Mayorga contacted police in August 2018 to ask that the case be reopened, at which point she named Ronaldo as the alleged assailant.
Pictured: Cristiano Ronaldo with his wife Georgina Rodríguez in their home gym
Her lawyers have said she was inspired to speak out and make her claim public by the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment.
While no charges were brought, she launched a civil suit in a bit to over-turn the non-disclosure agreement.
Ronaldo left Spanish team Real Madrid in 2018 after nine seasons with the club, joining Italian champions Juventus.