Juventus' Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo (C) challenges Bologna's Brazilian defender Danilo (L) during the Italian Serie A football match Juventus vs Bologna on October 19, 2019 AFP
Cristiano Ronaldo's lawyers are asking a U.S. judge to dismiss a Nevada woman's lawsuit alleging the soccer star raped her in Las Vegas in 2009 or to order closed-door settlement talks.
Attorneys representing Ronaldo's accuser, Kathryn Mayorga, didn't immediately respond Tuesday to messages seeking comment about Oct. 14 court filings in the case stemming from a 2010 confidentiality agreement and a $375,000 hush-money payment.
Ronaldo's lawyer in Las Vegas, Peter Christiansen, declined comment.
Ronaldo's attorneys maintain Ronaldo had consensual sex with Mayorga.
A federal judge hasn't set a hearing date on the bid to stop court proceedings and invoke a settlement provision calling for private mediation.
The Associated Press generally doesn't name people who say they're victims of sexual assault, but Mayorga gave consent through her lawyers to be named.
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