Jake Virtanen is being sued for sexual assault.

Published May 13, 2021 at 9:30 PM

The individual at the centre of the sexual harassment allegations has filed a lawsuit against Jake Virtanen of the Vancouver Canucks, who has been on leave from the team since the allegations were made public last month. On Wednesday, court papers were filed.

The alleged sexual assault occurred in September of 2017 when the woman was 18 years old, according to the complaint. To protect her privacy, the complainant's name will not be used.

"The actions of Virtanen were reckless, arrogant, high-handed, abusive and show a callous disregard for the wishes of the plaintiff," the suit claims. "Virtanen came up behind the plaintiff and began kissing her neck and putting his hands all over her body. The plaintiff allegedly shrugged Virtanen off."

The documents claims Virtanen then «became more persistent in his attempt to have sex with the plaintiff." but she told him "no."

The plaintiff claims she suffered post-traumatic stress, depression, anxiety, nightmares, insomnia, and nervous shock from the alleged incident. The amount of money being sought has not been disclosed. Virtanen has rejected all requests for comment on the allegations.

Source: VancouverIsAwesome.com
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