Nashville Predator’s Star Centre, Mike Ribeiro, is being sued by his former nanny over an alleged assault that occurred while Ribeiro was still a member of the Dallas Stars in 2012.
The suit, uncovered initially by TMZ, seeks more than $1 million in damages for “unspecified injuries” by Ribeiro and also name’s Ribeiro’s wife in the suit claiming that she verbally assaulted the young woman.
In speaking with The Associated Press, the victim’s lawyer, Larry Friedman, claims that Ribeiro sexually assaulted the young woman. He also stated that Ribeiro’s wife Tamara, made “inappropriate comments and/or threats” and that the victim did not immediately go to the police because she was “terrified”.
The Nashville Predators have stated that they are aware of the lawsuit and that “Mike has indicated that the charge is without merit and is prepared to vigorously defend himself,” it continues, “We will allow the legal process to move forward without further comment.”
Further news as it comes to hand.