International footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo has publicly accepted that he paid an amount of money as hush money to Kathryn Mayorga, a woman who publicly came out that she was raped by the soccer star.
Although he denies being guilty, the soccer star has admitted that he paid hush money of $375,000 to Kathryn Mayorga who accused her of rapping her back in 2019.
According to Kathryn Mayorga, she received hush money from Cristiano back in 2010 as a private settlement. Kathryn revealed also that she signed a non disclosure agreement to keep her mouth shut about the incidence.
As we previously reported, Mayorga claims she met Ronaldo at Rain Nightclub in the Palms hotel in June 2009 and went to party with him in his penthouse suite where he raped her.
She went to police, but never identified Ronaldo by name only describing him as a huge soccer star.
Back in 2018, she publicly said Ronaldo and cops launched an investigation but officials ultimately decided not to bring charges against CR7 due to lack of evidence.
However, Ronaldo has adamantly denied the allegations.
Mayorga filed a civil lawsuit against Ronaldo, Ronaldo has filed new court docs asking a judge to throw out the case because they have a binding settlement agreement PLUS he claims the statute of limitations has long expired.
But, what’s interesting in the same docs, Ronaldo finally acknowledges the amount paid to settle with Mayorga in 2010. “Mr. Ronaldo paid Plaintiff the sum of $375,000 and both parties agreed to be bound by explicit confidentiality and non-disparagement obligations,” the new court docs filed by Ronaldo state.
Several lines of the new court docs explaining the details of the settlement have been redacted but Ronaldo’s point is clear.
In the court docs the settlement money is not an admission of guilt but rather just the cost of keeping a legal dispute out of the media.
So, what happens now? Ronaldo’s argument will go in front of the judge who will ultimately decide whether Mayorga can move forward with her lawsuit.