According to court documents, Cristiano Ronaldo’s lawyers threatened to disgrace his rape victim if she continued to speak to police.

According to court documents, Cristiano Ronaldo’s lawyers allegedly threatened his rape victim with “public exposure” and “humiliation” if she continued speaking to authorities investigating her accusation.

Kathryn Mayorga had reported the alleged rape in a Las Vegas hotel room to authorities and had also filed a lawsuit against Manchester United. The legendary striker has categorically denied rapping Mayorga on June 12, 2009, at the Palms Hotel and Casino.

However, according to court documents, Ronaldo’s lawyers threatened her that if she continued to talk to the cops, they would not continue the payment and would publicly accuse her of extortion.

Mayorga’s lawyer, Leslie Mark Stovall, told the US District Court in September last year that Ronaldo’s attorneys had done their study on her and knew she was “susceptible to a very powerful man and she was terrified of notoriety,” according to a court transcript obtained by The Sun.

Stovall claimed they “worked that angle” based on emails between Ronaldo’s lawyers that were released by whistleblowing website Football Leaks.

“What they did was they said, ‘Well, if you continue to talk to Metro, we’re not going to continue settlement and we’re going to publicly (sic) accuse you of extortion, that you had consensual sex, and that you’re now trying to extort money from this famous, well-known person,’ and you’ll see it throughout the negotiations.’

“And she was scared of it,” says the narrator. And this was repeated again and over again throughout their correspondence. “There was a danger.”

Mayorga “complied” and stopped talking to cops, according to Stovall, but she did participate in a subsequent investigation.

“You can look at the Metro investigative report and see she ceased speaking to them early on,” he said. Why?

“Because defendant’s counsel threatened her with public humiliation and exposure.” And those e-mails bear witness to that.”

In the end, Ronaldo’s lawyers were successful in their plan, causing the prosecution to be postponed.

“He delayed when Metro revived it (in 2019) and then determined they had a case and asked the DA to prosecute it.”

“I can’t think of – to me, I can’t think of a clearer case of an obstruction or compounding of a crime by lawyers and a party,” he continued.

Last year, Ronaldo’s lawyers attacked Mayorga’s lawyer, alleging that he obtained documentation labeled “attorney-client communications” via Football Leaks.

“Stovall purposefully sought stolen documents from an alleged cyber hacker and used those documents not only as exhibits to public filings in this case, but also as support for his request that the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department reopen a decade-old investigation to prosecute the Defendant,” the attorney wrote.

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