Cristiano Ronaldo has a habit of making the headlines. While mostly it’s for his on-field actions, there are some incidents off the pitch that often makes their way to the tabloid pages. One such incident of Cristiano Ronaldo took the Internet by storm in 2017. Kathryn Mayorga, an American model, claimed that the Portuguese soccer star had r*ped her in a nightclub in Las Vegas in 2009.
Kathryn Maryoga accused Cristiano Ronaldo of rape
The story came out in 2017 when the German newspaper Der Spiegel, along with whistleblower site Football Leaks, brought out the story. According to the newspaper, Ronaldo and Kathryn had met in a Las Vegas nightclub. Ronaldo reportedly invited Kathryn to his penthouse suite in the Palms Casino Resort (room 57306).
Kathryn further revealed that the former Manchester United star had r*ped her even after repeated protests from her. Ronaldo had also allegedly paid $375,000 to Kathryn as an out-of-court settlement. Kathryn in return promised her silence on this issue forever and signed a non-disclosure agreement. However, Kathryn revealed the entire incident to Der Spiegel in an interview in 2017. According to Leslie Stovall, Kathryn’s lawyer, Kathryn was inspired by the famous #MeToo movement to come out and let the world know about the incident.
Kathryn also said that she couldn’t gather the courage and mental strength to reveal the incident at the time it took place. According to Der Spiegel, Kathryn kept her mouth shut initially “Out of fear for herself and her family” and “out of impotence, the inability to stand up to him.” As the news came out, Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes claimed the reports to be “journalistic fiction.”
Ronaldo’s lawyers also threatened to file a lawsuit against Der Spiegel for publishing the illegal accusations. In 2018, Kathryn finally filed a lawsuit against the soccer star for se*ually assaulting her. The former Real Madrid player then responded through Twitter.
I firmly deny the accusations being issued against me. Rape is an abominable crime that goes against everything that I am and believe in. Keen as I may be to clear my name, I refuse to feed the media spectacle created by people seeking to promote themselves at my expense.
— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) October 3, 2018
However, in July 2019, the US prosecutors closed the case against Cristiano Ronaldo. They said, “Based upon a review of information at this time, the allegations of sexual assault against Cristiano Ronaldo cannot be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.”
Who is Kathryn Mayorga’s husband?
Kathryn Mayorga got married to her husband in 2008 who was her high-school sweetheart. Although his name is unknown, few sources claimed that he was an Albanian bartender. However, Kathryn divorced her husband in 2009 and is currently single.
What is Mayorga doing now, and how much is she worth today?
Kathryn Mayorga was born in Las Vegas in 1984 to her parents, Larry and Cheryl Mayorga. Kathryn previously worked as a model and currently works as a teacher. She lives in Las Vegas.
Kathryn, who has a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Nevada, works as a teacher in Las Vegas. She reportedly teaches at a grade school in Las Vegas, and it can be estimated that she earns roughly $45,000 a year. Kathryn also earned a handsome amount of almost $375,000 from her first lawsuit against Cristiano Ronaldo. As of 2022, Kathryn Mayorga’s net worth is an estimated $500,000.