An American Judge has recommended that the civil rape case made against Manchester United’s forward, Cristiano Ronaldo in the United States be thrown out of court.
It is claimed that the 36-year-old assaulted a woman at a Las Vegas hotel in 2009.
Prosecutors opted not to bring a criminal case against Ronaldo in 2019, saying the claims could “not be proven beyond reasonable doubt”.
A civil case followed with the woman claiming damages. Ronaldo has always denied any wrong-doing.
Magistrate Judge, Daniel Albregts, who has reviewed the case before a separate judge makes a final decision, says evidence based on leaked communications between Ronaldo and his legal team from the Football Leaks Data Drop should not have been used in the case.