Civil lawsuit accuses Canucks’ Jake Virtanen of sexual assault – fr

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Civil lawsuit accuses Canucks’ Jake Virtanen of sexual assault – fr


VANCOUVER –
Disclaimer: This story contains a graphic description of the sexual assault which readers may find upsetting.

A Victoria woman has filed a civil lawsuit against Vancouver Canucks forward Jake Virtanen, accusing him of sexually assaulting her in a West Vancouver hotel room in September 2017.

According to court documents, the plaintiff – identified only as MS – met Virtanen at the Calgary Stampede in July of that year and had exchanged text messages with him throughout the summer.

MS’s lawsuit claims Virtanen asked her to meet him after coming to Vancouver for a photoshoot and visiting friends on September 26, 2017. She was “a youngster” at the time of the incident, according to the lawsuit , which does not give him his age.

Court documents allege he picked her up from a friend’s house in North Vancouver and drove her to a hotel in West Vancouver, where he repeatedly touched and kissed her body, allegedly ignoring her repeated claims that she did not didn’t want to have sex with him.

“Considering Virtanen’s height, body weight and superior strength, the complainant was powerless and could not force Virtanen to leave her,” the documents allege. “Virtanen continued to push the Complainant’s legs and have sex with the Complainant without the Complainant’s consent. “

The allegations in the court documents have not been tested in court and Virtanen has yet to file a response to the civil claim.

CTV News has contacted the agent for Virtanen and the Canucks in an attempt to contact him and obtain his response to the lawsuit. This story will be updated if a response is received.

Before the lawsuit was filed, Virtanen declined to comment on the allegations, according to Castanet.net.

The Canucks announced earlier this month that Virtanen had been put on leave and that the team would open an independent investigation into the allegations of sexual misconduct against him.

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