Ronaldo rape lawsuit in US 'not dropped': lawyer

With reports that the lawsuit against Cristiano Ronaldo was dropped, the lawyer of the accuser, American woman Kathryn Mayorga, has issued as clarification.

Cristiano Ronaldo had strongly denied the accusations of sexual assault levelled against him.   -  AFP

A rape lawsuit filed in the United States against Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo has not been dropped, the plaintiff's lawyer said Wednesday, dismissing a report to the contrary.

“The charges were not dropped,” said Larissa Drohobyczer, attorney for Kathryn Mayorga who claims she was sexually assaulted by the Portuguese soccer star in a Las Vegas hotel in 2009.

“The state case was dismissed by us because we filed the identical claims in federal court due to federal court's rules on serving foreigners,” Drohobyczer told AFP.

“We basically just switched venues but the claims remain.”