Indo-Asian News Service Las VegasJune 5, 2019UPDATED: June 5, 2019 13:35 IST Rape case against Christiano Ronaldo dropped. (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSThe US woman had filed a lawsuit alleging Ronaldo of sexual harassment and rapeMayorga had opened up publicly after 10 years stating Ronaldo’s ‘fixers’ offered her $375,000 as pay-offRonaldo had publicly denied the allegations and never filed a response to the lawsuitIn a dramatic turn of events, a rape case filed against Juventus star footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has been dropped, a media report said.In September 2018, Katheryn Mayorga had filed a lawsuit alleging Ronaldo of sexual harassment and rape in a penthouse in the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. The incident went back to June 2009 when he had recently moved to Spanish giants Real Madrid. Ronaldo was in the US for a pre-season tour.According to the complaint, Ronaldo, then 24, was on vacation in Las Vegas and met her in the Rain nightclub at the Palms Casino Resort before inviting her to a party in his suite.It was there that Ronaldo forced himself on Mayorga while she begged him to stop, the complaint alleged. It added that “when Cristiano Ronaldo completed the sexual assault of the plaintiff, he allowed her to leave the bedroom stating he was sorry, he was usually a gentleman”, Efe news had reported.After 10 years of silence, Mayorga had opened up publicly regarding the matter, stating Ronaldo’s ‘fixers’ offered her $375,000 as pay-off – but allegations were made as early as 2017 by German outlet Der Spiegel.However, now according to a report in Bloomberg, a notice of voluntary dismissal was filed last month in Nevada state court in Las Vegas. The report also states that the filing didn’t say whether the accuser had reached a settlement with Ronaldo.Following the lawsuit last year, Las Vegas police had reopened the investigation into the rape allegations.The Portuguese star had publicly denied the allegations and never filed a response to the lawsuit.advertisementAlso Read | Reyes’ car was above 220kmph before crash: PoliceAlso Read | Brazil coach Tite reserves judgment on Neymar rape accusationAlso SeeFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Christiano RonaldoFollow Katheryn MayorgaFollow Rape case Rape case against Cristiano Ronaldo droppedRape case filed against footballer Cristiano Ronaldo by Katheryn Mayorga has been dropped. According to the complaint, Ronaldo invited Mayorga to a party in his suite and forced himself on her while she begged him to stop.advertisement Next
October 2, 2019
St. Catharines Mayor Walter Sendzik met with international graduate students at city hall.St. Catharines Mayor Walter Sendzik recently hosted a reception for more than 40 Brock international graduate students to recognize the cultural impact that they have on the local community.The reception was held at City Hall with students and staff from Brock International Services and International Market Development.Sendzik and several concillors welcomed the students, gave them a tour of council chambers, and spoke about the history of St Catharines. Students were thrilled to meet the mayor and learn more about the city and the region. Some students stayed on to observe the city council meeting that evening.The Mayor’s Office expressed interest in working closely with Brock International Services on similar events in the future.