The former players of the 2018 Canadian junior hockey team will collaborate with the National League (NHL) investigation into the alleged case of sexual assault against a woman on the sidelines of a national federation gala.
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According to attorney Kaleigh Davidson, who spoke with the TSN network last weekend, “our clients will fully participate in the investigation. Interviews are being planned. In a lawsuit filed in April, the victim said eight Canadian League players assaulted her after an event in London in June 2018. The plaintiff demanded $3.55 million, but an out-of-court settlement was concluded in May.
At the heart of the turmoil for its silence and its explanations deemed unsatisfactory, in particular in the federal parliamentary committee, Hockey Canada decided to relaunch its investigation, after having seen several sponsors temporarily cease their partnership with it. In this regard, the players have not determined whether they will take part in the new steps of the federation, according to their lawyers.
On the side of the NHL, we would like to complete the investigation by the start of training camps, according to TSN.