CRISTIANO RONALDO will this week discover if his attempts to stop the publication of police files into an alleged sex assault have been successful.
The Manchester United star has always denied accusations he raped Kathryn Mayorga in a hotel room in June 2009.
But a US newspaper is trying to gain access to documents held by police in Las Vegas.
Ronaldo’s legal team claim that much of the information was obtained illegally by the Football Leaks website.
They insist it is a breach of attorney-client privilege.
And on Tuesday Judge Jennifer A Dorsey will listen to arguments from both sides.
A Las Vegas court will be the setting for the hearing.
Ms Mayorga’s lawyers do not contest the fact that hacked information should not be used — if the court also decides it infringes Ronaldo’s rights.
But they are adamant that the New York Times should be allowed access to the remainder of the 400-plus documents.
Another hearing will be scheduled later to rule on Ronaldo’s efforts to keep ALL police files out of the public domain.
Four months ago a US magistrate recommended Ms Mayorga’s attempt to sue Ronaldo for £56million should be thrown out for relying on the Football Leaks documents.
She accepted a £276,260 payment from Ronaldo shortly after the alleged attack at the Palms Place Hotel.
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