Jury backs Varlamov in civil case, awards Avs goalie $126K
DENVER (AP) A jury has sided with Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov in a lawsuit filed against him by a woman who claimed he beat her during an argument in 2013.
The Denver Post reports jurors awarded Varlamov $126,000 in damages Tuesday after his attorneys argued the woman was trying to get a payout from the goalie and the evidence did not support her claims of a brutal attack.
The woman sued Varlamov, claiming he beat her following a Halloween party with the team. Charges against Varlamov were dropped when prosecutors said they did not have enough evidence.
The woman's lawsuit sought unspecified damages for loss of income, injuries and humiliation.
Attempts by The Associated Press to reach attorneys on both sides were unsuccessful Tuesday night.
Varlamov was a scratch from Tuesday night's game against Chicago.