Bloomberg Law
Oct. 8, 2021, 3:22 PM

Cristiano Ronaldo Rape Case Should Be Dismissed, Magistrate Says

Peter Hayes
Peter Hayes

A woman’s suit challenging the legality of her settlement of claims that soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo raped her in a Las Vegas hotel in 2009 should be dismissed, as a sanction for her counsel having improperly obtained privileged documents belonging to the other side, a federal magistrate judge said.

Magistrate Judge Daniel J. Albregts recommended that the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada dismiss the case as “the only appropriate sanction,” in a report and recommendation entered Thursday.

Stovall & Associates, counsel for plaintiff Kathryn Mayorga, obtained hacked documents containing privileged and attorney work product of Ronaldo’s counsel ...

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