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Vegas lawyer: Ronaldo rape accuser ‘emotionally fragile’

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A lawyer for a Nevada woman alleging that soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo raped her in 2009 calls her client “emotionally fragile” and says she accepted a settlement back then because she never wanted her name made public.

Attorney Larissa Drohobyczer (droh-HO’-bit-zer) said Tuesday that Kathryn Mayorga is currently out of the US and isn’t speaking with the media about a civil lawsuit she filed last week against Ronaldo.

The Associated Press doesn’t typically identify alleged victims of sexual assault, but Drohobyczer said Mayorga gave permission.

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The lawsuit alleges Ronaldo raped the woman at a Las Vegas hotel penthouse and had what the lawsuit called “fixers” obstruct a police investigation and trick Mayorga into keeping quiet for $375,000.

Las Vegas police confirmed Monday they’ve reopened a sexual assault investigation at Mayorga’s request.

Ronaldo’s attorney in Berlin, Christian Schertz, did not immediately respond to email requests for comment.