Court docket paperwork present Vancouver Canucks ahead Jake Virtanen is denying allegations that he sexually assaulted a younger lady.
A civil lawsuit was filed in Kelowna, B.C., final month alleging Virtanen took the girl to a resort in West Vancouver in September 2017 and assaulted her as the girl repeatedly stated no and pleaded with him to cease.
Virtanen denied the allegation in a response filed on June 1, saying the pair had consensual intercourse and denying that the girl “expressed any indication, verbal or bodily, that she didn’t need to have interaction in bodily exercise.”
The allegations haven’t been examined in court docket.
Virtanen’s lawyer declined remark in an e-mail, saying “Mr. Virtanen is not going to be making any feedback with respect to this matter.”
The Canucks positioned Virtanen on depart on Might 1, saying in an announcement that the crew “doesn’t settle for sexual misconduct of any sort and the claims as reported are being handled very significantly.”