Cristiano Ronaldo’s lawyers are back in court.
Last week, attorneys for the Portuguese star were working to stop an appeal by an attorney for a woman who accused the soccer player of rape in 2009, in a case that was settled the next year. The appeal stems from a 2018 civil lawsuit filed by the woman, though the matter is the latest in a legal battle that began nearly 14 years ago.
Here’s how we got here, and what happens next.
The woman’s lawyer, Leslie Stovall, asked the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn a 2022 dismissal of a lawsuit filed in 2018 in last week’s hearing.