CRISTIANO Ronaldo will not have to give evidence against a former model who accuses him of rape, lawyers have agreed.
Kathryn Mayorga’s lawsuit will be decided by an arbitrator rather than a jury, so the star, 35, won’t have to go to court.
Ms Mayorga, 36, claims the Juventus and Portugal player attacked her in a Las Vegas hotel in 2009.
He denies the allegation.
She accepted £290,000 from him and signed a non-disclosure deal after deciding not to prosecute.
The former teacher now says she was mentally unfit at the time and seeks £165,000 damages in her new civil claim.
Her bid to use papers “obtained by a hacker” said to incriminate the ex-Man United star has been dismissed.
Ronaldo, who could claim costs against her, says a cyber criminal fabricated them.
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