(CNN)Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo was on Tuesday reimbursed over $300,000 for legal fees he spent while defending himself in a federal civil case alleging he had raped a woman in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2009.
The case was dismissed in June, after the judge found that the plaintiff's lawyer engaged in misconduct so severe that it would be impossible for Ronaldo to have a fair trial.
US District Judge Jennifer Dorsey ruled the attorney representing the accuser Kathryn Mayorga, Leslie Stovall, pay Ronaldo $334,637.50. The court found Stovall owed the money after the attorney was judged to have harmed the footballer through "bad-faith lawyering."
Ronaldo's legal team had sought more compensation, but Dorsey concluded Ronaldo and his lawyers had dragged the case on longer than necessary.