Vancouver Canucks’ Jake Virtanen denies sexual assault allegations – –

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Vancouver Canucks’ Jake Virtanen denies sexual assault allegations – –


In his response filed on June 1, Virtanen denied MS’s allegations, claiming that he and the complainant had “consensual sex”.

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Vancouver Canucks forward Jake Virtanen has denied allegations he sexually assaulted a woman in 2017.

A woman identified as MS filed a civil lawsuit in the British Columbia Supreme Court in Kelowna alleging that Virtanen sexually assaulted her at a West Vancouver hotel on September 26, 2017.

In his response filed on June 1, Virtanen denied MS’s allegations, claiming that he and the complainant had “consensual sex”.

He denied forcing her and denied that she “expressed any indication, verbal or physical, that she did not want to engage in any sexual activity.”

Virtanen claimed that the complainant consented to the sexual activity “by her words and her conduct”.

The allegations have not been proven in court.

Virtanen and MS met at the Calgary Stampede in 2017. According to Virtanen’s response, he was 20 at the time and he believed MS was 18. MS’s statement does not give her age but indicates that she was a “youngster” at the time. of the incident.

Virtanen requests that the claim be dismissed and seeks special costs against the claimant due to the nature of the allegations.

Virtanen has been on leave from the Vancouver Canucks since May 1 pending an independent investigation.

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