Cristiano Ronaldo not to face rape charges

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An American woman filed a civil lawsuit against the Juventus superstar previous year, claiming that Ronaldo forced himself upon her while she was in a prone position in his hotel room.

According to KTNV Las Vegas, the Clark County District Attorney's Office has declined to prosecute Ronaldo over an assault claim dating back to June 2009. Therefore, no charges will be forthcoming, " the prosecutors released a statement according to UK Mirror.

Mayorga filed a civil lawsuit in September 2018 accusing Ronaldo of raping her, then paying her $375,000 in hush money.

Mayorga is believed to have reported the crime closer to the time of the alleged incident, although she only named Ronaldo as the assailant in August past year. As a result police were unable "to conduct any meaningful investigation". The case has been closed and no charges will be filed. Ronaldo had been accused of hiding image rights income of more than €150 million from the Spanish tax office between 2011-14 by using shell companies outside Spain.

"Without knowing the identity of the perpetrator or the location of the crime, detectives were unable to search for and impound vital forensic evidence", said the Clark County district attorney.

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Ms Mayorga's decision to proceed with legal action comes after she signed a non-disclosure agreement in 2010, where she also accepted a £268,000 payment from Ronaldo. Cristiano Ronaldo has vehemently denied Mayorga's claims.

Once the ex-model finally filed her claim, the Portugal global took to Instagram to protest his innocence.

Video evidence, showing interactions between the victim and perpetrator before and after the alleged crime, was lost. She said Ronaldo was the person who sexually assaulted her, prosecutors said.

Ronaldo, who joined Juventus in July after nine years with Real Madrid, has maintained his innocence in all public comments and statements since the accusation was published.

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