The attack should have taken place Around the time Ronaldo, a Portuguese attacker, in June 2009 in a hotel room in Las Vegas completed a transfer from Manchester United to Real Madrid. (Ronaldo is currently playing for Italian champions Juventus.)
The case attracted limited publicity for the first time in 2017, as the German magazine Der Spiegel paid the allegation of sexual assault and settlement of $ 375,000 reported Mayorga. Der Spiegel received a series of documents from the Football Leaks whistleblower platform last year to support Mayorga's allegations. They included the signed Settlement Agreement between Mayorga and Ronaldo, a medical examination for sexual assault and correspondence between lawyers representing Ronaldo.
The correspondence contained two questionnaires with answers from Ronaldo. According to Der Spiegel, in the first version of the questionnaire, Ronaldo said that Mayorga had "said and stopped several times" and that "she said she did not want, but made herself available." These answers are not in the second version ,
In an Instagram video posted when the allegation re-emerged last year, Ronaldo described any claim of sexual assault as "false news." His representatives have claimed that every contact between Ronaldo and Mayorga was consensual.
The mirror also published an interview in which Mayorga put her name behind the charge. In it, her lawyer explained that she had suffered a psychological trauma from the attack and was therefore legally unable to agree to the civil unification and related secrecy agreement she signed in 2010.
Last September, the Las Vegas police reopened the investigation at the request of Mayorga. Mayorga also sued Ronaldo before the state court in Nevada, although she later voluntarily withdrew this lawsuit and instead filed in federal court.
In her lawsuit, Mayorga claimed that the attack took place in a suite in the early morning of June 13, 2009 at the Palms Place Hotel. She said she met Ronaldo at a nightclub in Las Vegas, where he invited her and others to his suite.
The Las Vegas police investigated the reopened case for nine months, including requesting DNA evidence from Ronaldo, while Mayorga's lawyers endeavored to deliver him a charge in civil proceeding. The investigation and legal threat facing Ronaldo led Juventus to play friendlies in Asia this summer instead of touring the US. The prosecution declined to explain the nature of the application. The Las Vegas police did not respond immediately to a request for comment.