Robert Thomas denies involvement in alleged sexual assault involving 2018 Canadian World Junior Team
Content Warning: This article is about sexual assault.
Robert Thomas, a member of the St. Louis Blues who was part of the 2018 Canadian junior team, has denied any involvement in the alleged sexual assault involving eight team members.
Thomas, who turned 23 in July, posted a statement on his personal Twitter account on Tuesday about the…
Thomas joins Conor Timmins, Victor Mete, Cale Makar, Dante Fabbro, Carter Hart, Cal Foote and Jonah Gadjovich as members of the 2018 team who have denied involvement in the alleged incident.
Last April, a woman filed a lawsuit against Hockey Canada alleging that she was sexually assaulted by eight members of the Canadian World Juniors team in June 2018 in London, Ont. Hockey Canada celebrating the team’s gold medal.
The lawsuit was settled in May before going to court, but the National Hockey League is set to launch an investigation into the situation. All players on the team will be involved in the NHL investigation.
Last week, Thomas signed an eight-year contract worth $65 million with the St. Louis Blues.