But he also said that the settlement money is NOT an admission of guilt, but just the cost of keeping a legal dispute out of the media.
Ronaldo, even after multiple efforts from Mayorga to prove him guilty, remains free with lack of evidence. The Juventus forward has however, never denied that the two met in Las Vegas in 2009, but said that what happened between them was consensual.
The last statement in the case read, “Based upon a review of information at this time, the allegations of sexual assault against Cristiano Ronaldo cannot be proven beyond a reasonable doubt. Therefore, no charges will be forthcoming.”
This decision also made USA football team captain Alex Morgan unhappy.
This is not the first time that Ronaldo is involved in a court case. Earlier this year, he had nearly escaped jail, for which he had to pay a hefty amount as a penalty to tax evasions.
Intrestingly both these big lawsuits filed against him came just before him making a move to another club. In 2009, he was in Manchester United while the rape accusations fell on him, and he made his move to Real Madrid. And his move to Italy from Spain also came after the allegations of tax fraud.