uOttawa men’s hockey players sue school following sexual assault allegations

January 29, 2016

A group of hockey players from the University of Ottawa are suing the university for allegedly damaging their reputations with “murky and salacious” accusations. The suit comes in response to the school’s decision to suspend the entire men’s hockey program in March 2014 after allegations of sexual assault were made against some of the team’s members. While two players from the team are currently facing sexual assault charges, uOttawa issued a statement of defense earlier this week alleging that at least three players engaged in sex with the plaintiff while “other team members ‘in various states of undress’ and drunkenness heard it, watched or sometimes took part,” according to CBC. Toronto Star | CBC (uOttawa allegations)