Man Utd star Cristiano Ronaldo in legal battle to prevent publication of police records of alleged sexual assaults


CRISTIANO RONALDO will find out this week whether his attempts to prevent the release of police files of an alleged sexual assault were successful.

The Manchester United star has always denied accusations that he raped Kathryn Mayorga in a hotel room in June 2009.


Ronaldo awaits the outcome of a hearing into the release of police records of his alleged sexual assaultCredit: Reuters

But an American newspaper is trying to access documents held by the Las Vegas police.

Ronaldo’s legal team claim much of the information was obtained illegally by the Football Leaks website.

They insist this is a breach of solicitor-client privilege.

And on Tuesday, Judge Jennifer A Dorsey will listen to arguments from both sides.

A Las Vegas court will be the setting for the hearing.

Ms Mayorga’s lawyers do not dispute that the hacked information should not be used – if the court also decides it infringes Ronaldo’s rights.

But they are adamant that The New York Times should be allowed access to the rest of the more than 400 documents.

Another hearing will be scheduled later to rule on Ronaldo’s efforts to keep ALL font files out of public domain.

Four months ago, a US magistrate recommended that Ms Mayorga’s bid to sue Ronaldo for £56million be thrown out for relying on Football Leaks documents.

She accepted a payment of £276,260 from Ronaldo shortly after the alleged attack at the Palms Place Hotel.

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