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Cristiano Ronaldo Rape Accuser Seeks Trial After Settlement

Oct. 30, 2020, 5:30 PM

A woman who alleges soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo raped her in a Las Vegas hotel in 2009 is asking the Ninth Circuit to reinstate her court challenge to the legality of her settlement of those claims and her right to a jury trial on related issues.

Plaintiff Kathryn Mayorga says the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada got it wrong when it ruled that an arbitrator must decide whether the decade-old agreement is legal and violates Nevada’s public policy.

Because illegality and public policy concern a contract’s validity, they are issues for an arbitrator to resolve unless they ...