Nanny provides new details of alleged assault by Ribeiro
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) A woman accusing Nashville Predators center Mike Ribeiro of sexually assaulting her has provided more details in an amended complaint.
The complaint filed Thursday in the Eastern District of the U.S. District Court in Texas says the then-18-year-old woman was asked to help the Ribeiro family settle into their new home in McLean, Virginia, in August 2012 after working as their babysitter for six years while he played for the Dallas Stars.
The woman said she was sleeping in the basement with two of Ribeiro's children when he assaulted her. The complaint alleges he had been drinking at the time.
The court documents also outline other incidents where the woman claims Ribeiro brushed up against her and made her feel uncomfortable during her time working with the family.
''Mike and Tamara Ribeiro deny these allegations and will confront their accuser in a court of law,'' Texas attorney Brian Lauten said in a statement Friday.
The Predators signed Ribeiro to a one-year contract last summer after the Coyotes bought out the final three years of a four-year deal he signed in 2013. Ribeiro was second on the Predators with 62 points in 82 games, and Nashville officials want to re-sign him. Team officials said in March that Ribeiro indicated to them the charge was baseless, and declined to comment further Friday.
An attorney representing the woman said in March she did not immediately go to authorities because she was terrified.
The AP is not naming the woman because it does not generally identify people who say they are victims of sexual abuse. OntheForecheck.com first obtained the amended complaint.