Court 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 physical, that she did not want to engage in physical activity.”
The allegations haven’t been examined in courtroom.
Virtanen’s lawyer declined remark in an e mail, saying “Mr. Virtanen will not be making any comments with respect to this matter.”
The Canucks positioned Virtanen on go away on May 1, saying in a press release that the crew “does not accept sexual misconduct of any kind and the claims as reported are being treated very seriously.”