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Ronaldo’s bid to block accuser in rape case accepted by US court

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Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo

Las Vegas: Cristiano Ronaldo‘s lawyers won a courtroom bid to block a Nevada woman who accuses the soccer star of raping her in 2009 from digging into the validity of their 2010 confidentiality agreement and $375,000 hush-money payment.

US Magistrate Judge Daniel Albregts told Kathryn Mayorga’s attorney that it will be up to a higher-level judge to decide if Mayorga’s effort to obtain more money goes to trial or closed-door arbitration.

Ronaldo’s lawyers also won a bid to keep the 2010 settlement sealed, at least for now.

Mayorga’s attorney, Leslie Mark Stovall, argues his client lacked the legal capacity to sign the agreement nine years ago.

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