Per TMZ, Colorado goalie Semyon Varlamov is the subject of a lawsuit filed by ex-girlfriend Evgeniya Vavrinyuk:
In her suit, filed in Colorado by attorney Keith Fink, Vavrinyuk claims Semyon first attacked her back in 2012 in a “drunken animal rage” … kicking and punching her even after she was “helpless on the ground.”
Vavrinyuk claims the abuse occurred multiple times … with Semyon constantly apologizing and begging her for forgiveness when he sobered up.
In her suit, Vavrinyuk says some of the abuse occurred when they were living in Russia — but even when neighbors called police, “they refused to file any report or press charges due to Varlamov’s celebrity hockey player status in Russia.”
“The officers even shook his hand and wished him the best of luck the following season after speaking to the beaten and bruised Vavrinyuk,” her lawsuit claims.
Varlamov was arrested last October for allegedly assaulting Vavrinyuk, but the charges were dropped in late December after prosecutors believed they could not prove the case at trial.
“That’s not to say we don’t believe our victim,” district attorney spokeswoman Lynn Kimbrough said, per the Denver Post.
Following charges being dropped, Vavrinyuk issued a statement saying she was “saddened” by the decision.