Sex attack victim sues Russell Williams
Laurie Massicotte, who was sexually assaulted by Russell Williams, has filed a $7-million lawsuit against Williams, his ex-wife and provincial police, according to reports.
A statement of claim was filed on Friday. It includes damages for pain and mental and emotional distress.
Massicotte told QMI Agency in August she was planning to sue.
The defendants were served with the notice of claim on July 13.
In the document, Massicotte claims there was a "breach of duty of care by not warning her that a previous sexual assault had taken place on the same street where she lives only days before."
It also cites a "breach of duty of care by not warning her of previous break and enters that had taken place on the same street" since Sept. 9, 2007.
In September 2009, Williams hit the mother of two on the head with a flashlight and sexually assaulted her in her Tweed, Ont., home. She was blindfolded for 3 1/2 hours as Williams cut off her top, took pictures and video of her, and assaulted her.
"The police first described her assault by saying she was a copycat," the statement of claim says. That made her feel "betrayed" and with "fear and a sense of guilt" to go with suffering from "post-traumatic stress and anxiety disorders."
The allegations in the statement of claim haven't been proven in court.
Williams, a former colonel in the Canadian air force, was convicted in 2010 of brutally beating, raping and murdering two women, sexually assaulting two others, and committing or attempting 82 home burglaries.