Like many other players on the 2018 Junior Team Canada, St. Louis Blues forward Robert Thomas has dissociated himself from the gang rape case that is currently splattering Hockey Canada.
While the noose tightens on Hockey Canada for its handling of the situation and the details of this late evening following a gala in London and the details are gradually made public, the identity of the eight accused players remains however. still secret.
Several players on this team have however denied any involvement. Thomas is the last on this list; former Montreal Canadiens defender Victor Mete, as well as rears Cal Foote, Cale Makar, Dante Fabbro and Connor Timmins, notably preceded him.
“I was neither involved nor witnessed , of the alleged incident, Thomas wrote in a statement posted to social media on Tuesday. I look forward to cooperating with the NHL investigation as well as any other investigations, as appropriate and necessary. I will not be making any further public comments at this time.”
After compensating the victim from a fund specifically dedicated to uninsured liabilities at the time, Hockey Canada recently relaunched its investigation. The National Hockey League (NHL) has also opened an investigation into this story.
The victim, whose identity has not been revealed, claims to have agreed to have a sexual relationship with a player , but that seven others allegedly entered the room and subjected her to several non-consensual sexual acts.
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