Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo has asked a judge to have his civil rape case moved from federal court to private arbitration.
TMZ Sports reported Ronaldo wants the case put in a private forum because Kathryn Mayorga previously agreed to a 2010 settlement that included a non-disclosure agreement after saying her raped her in 2009.
The Clark County District Attorney's Office announced in July that Ronaldo would not face criminal charges in the case. District attorney Steve Wolfson said his office could not corroborate Mayorga's statements beyond a reasonable doubt.
Mayorga originally reported the alleged rape to police in 2009 before agreeing to a $375,000 settlement. Las Vegas police reopened the case in 2018 after Mayorga filed an additional civil suit, which asks for at least $200,000 in damages.