Cristiano Ronaldo asks US court to dismiss rape case or OK mediation

first_imgThe Associated Press generally does not name people who say they have been victims of sexual assault, but Mayorga gave consent to be named through her lawyers, Leslie Mark Stovall and Larissa Drohobyczer.Ronaldo’s lawyer in Las Vegas, Peter Christiansen, declined to comment about the documents he filed Oct. 14.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practice“Mr. Ronaldo has always maintained that this was a consensual encounter,” said the filing seeking dismissal of the case.A companion document also filed Oct.14 in U.S. District court asks the judge to order out-of-court talks to settle the lawsuit. This jewelry designer is also an architect Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Real Madrid, Tottenham get vital wins in Champions League MOST READ Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? LATEST STORIES Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Ronaldo, now 34, is one of the richest athletes in the world. He plays in Italy for the Turin-based soccer club Juventus and captains the Portugal national team.Mayorga, now 36, is a former schoolteacher and model who lives in the Las Vegas area.Stovall has alleged that Mayorga, then 25, was so stressed by pressure from “fixers” trying to protect the reputation of Ronaldo, then 24, that she lacked the legal capacity to sign a non-disclosure agreement 10 years ago.A federal judge in Las Vegas has not set a hearing date on Ronaldo’s bid to stop the court case.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Someone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week!center_img SC gives QC court one month extension to resolve Maguindanao massacre case PLAY LIST 01:51SC gives QC court one month extension to resolve Maguindanao massacre case00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:07Cops linking 2 drug cases to murder of Tagudin judge – CJ Peralta02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issue DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Becoming his own man FILE – In this Sept. 7, 2019, file photo, is Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo prior to playing their Euro 2020 group B qualifying soccer match between Serbia and Portugal, in Belgrade, Serbia. Cristiano Ronaldo’s lawyers are asking a U.S. judge to order closed-door arbitration or to dismiss a Nevada woman’s lawsuit seeking damages on an accusation the soccer star raped her in Las Vegas in 2009. Attorneys representing Ronaldo’s accuser, Kathryn Mayorga, didn’t immediately respond Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, to messages about two Oct. 14 court filings in the case stemming from a 2010 confidentiality agreement and $375,000 hush-money settlement. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, File)LAS VEGAS — Cristiano Ronaldo’s lawyers have filed court documents asking a U.S. judge in Las Vegas to either dismiss a Nevada woman’s lawsuit alleging the soccer star raped her in 2009, or to order closed-door settlement talks.Attorneys representing Ronaldo’s accuser, Kathryn Mayorga, did not immediately respond Tuesday to telephone, email and text messages seeking comment about the two recent court filings about her lawsuit stemming from a 2010 confidentiality agreement and $375,000 hush-money payment.ADVERTISEMENT Mayorga alleges conspiracy, defamation, breach of contract, coercion and fraud. Her lawyers want to void the 2010 deal and collect at least $200,000 more from Ronaldo. They acknowledge Mayorga received $375,000 in 2010. The court has kept the original agreement sealed.Mayorga’s lawyers maintain she didn’t break the confidentiality pledge. They accuse Ronaldo or his associates of allowing reports of it to appear in European publications in 2017.The soccer star’s lawyers have said the information was among electronic data hacked, stolen and sold by cybercriminals, and that Mayorga’s lawsuit is being used to damage Ronaldo’s reputation.Mayorga’s lawsuit said she met Ronaldo at a nightclub and went with him and other people to his suite at the Palms Hotel and Casino, where he assaulted her in a bedroom.Las Vegas police last year reinvestigated the rape allegation, but no criminal charge was filed. The local elected prosecutor said there was not enough evidence to take the 10-year-old case to trial.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the e-newsletter >United Airlines will unveil new United Club lounges in both Atlanta and San Francisco, offering customers comfortable seating, fresh and healthy food choices, complimentary beverages and plentiful power outlets throughout.“Our customers deserve the very best travel experience, and our new clubs are not only beautiful spaces, they are also very functional and will provide the perfect settings for customers to relax, refresh and recharge before their flights,” said Jimmy Samartzis, United’s vice president of food services and United Clubs. “We are investing over $100 million in our United Club locations over the next few years to offer customers the added comfort and convenience they expect during their trips.”The nearly 465sqm Atlanta United Club features panoramic views of the airport as well as seating for more than 100 people, giving travellers a comfortable and convenient airport getaway where they can unwind during their journeys. The modern design also features vintage aviation artwork throughout the club, and visiting customers may dine on complimentary fresh food choices, including yoghurt and fresh fruit; sliced red bell peppers with hummus; rotating seasonal soups; and spicy Bloody Mary trail mix. The Atlanta club is located between gates 11 and 12 at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport’s Concourse T, on the mezzanine level.At just over 557sqm, the newest United Club at San Francisco International Airport will first welcome travellers on 18 November. The club will offer a bird’s-eye view of airport operations and a gallery of photos of United’s history. Comfortable seating can accommodate more than 130 people who will be able to enjoy a complimentary menu with seasonal choices, such as fresh zucchini, yellow squash and cherry tomatoes; butternut squash soup; dressed spinach salad; and a variety of fresh meats and cheeses. The club is located in the newly renovated Terminal 3 East Concourse, scheduled to open the same day, and will operate in addition to United Club locations in Terminal 3’s Concourse F and in the airport’s International Terminal G.Like remodelled United Club locations in Atlanta, Chicago, San Diego, Seattle, Boston and London, the new San Francisco location will offer additional work stations and abundant power outlets for customers to work with greater ease and comfort. Members may also enjoy complimentary beverages and Wi-Fi, as well as premium wines and spirits.United Club InvestmentOver the next three years, United plans to renovate and update United Club locations throughout its network. Starting in 2016, the airline will begin extensive renovations at locations including New York/Newark, Chicago O’Hare, Los Angeles, Fort Lauderdale, Dallas-Fort Worth and Guam.Go back to the e-newsletter >last_img read more