Soccer superstar and Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo appeared to be out of the woods when it was announced that he would not face charges related to a 2009 case in which a woman accused him of rape.
Court filings that were just made public don't paint as rosy a picture for Ronaldo, as it is now known he paid the woman in question $375,000 in a settlement in 2010.
The woman, identified as Kathryn Mayorga, claimed Ronaldo raped her in a penthouse following the pair meeting at a party in Las Vegas. According to initial police reports, Mayorga did not name Ronaldo specifically, mentioning only a soccer star.
Ronaldo has filed court documents to throw the case out, claiming that the statute of limitations has expired and they have a binding settlement agreement.
While the money has been officially paid out and Ronaldo will face no further prosecution, the way in which this case was handled could be a serious black mark on Ronaldo's legacy.