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Cristiano Ronaldo's Lawyers Ask for Rape Case to be Thrown Out Due to Alleged Legal Misconduct

Arjun Singh Devgan
Cristiano Ronaldo has been accused by Kathryn Mayorga of sexually assaulting her in 2009, a claim which the player has dismissed
Cristiano Ronaldo has been accused by Kathryn Mayorga of sexually assaulting her in 2009, a claim which the player has dismissed / David Ramos/Getty Images
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Portugal and Juventus superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo's legal team has requested a federal court in the United States of America to to throw out a civil claim against him seeking damages over an alleged sexual assault. 

Ronaldo's lawyers claim that the legal team of Kathryn Mayorga furnished stolen papers to the Las Vegas police who were investigating the alleged sexual assault claims. As per legal papers lodged at the United States District Court in the District of Nevada, the 36-year-old's lawyers want Ms Mayorga's case dismissed over the conduct of her legal team. 

Ms Mayorga had accused Ronaldo of sexually assaulting her at a Las Vegas hotel in 2009, though the football superstar has always denied the claims, reiterating that the person in question is only using his name to gain fame and attention.

As well as dismissing the case, Ronaldo's legal team wants Stovall and Associates, who represent Ms Mayorga, to be disqualified from the case. The footballer's lawyers also want all sensitive documents sealed. 

Ronaldo's legal team claims Ms Mayorga's lawyers approached a group of hackers seeking more documents and handed over data illegally secured by the Football Leaks website to Las Vegas police. 

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