The lawsuit filed Monday alleges the hotel’s owner, a man named Kevin O’Reilly, was aware of the allegations but allowed the hotel to remain open.
O’ Reilly, who has not been charged with a crime, said in an interview that he is being sued by a woman who alleged she was sexually assaulted at the hotel by two men.
The lawsuit alleges that the woman was also sexually assaulted by a third man, but the lawsuit does not specify how.
The alleged assault occurred at a hotel on the night of Dec. 10, 2016, according to the lawsuit.
O ‘Reilly said he was not aware of any criminal charges filed against the hotel, which is owned by a company called Hometown Inn & Suites.
He said he has not yet been contacted by police and the hotel is being investigated.
He declined to comment further about the case.
The hotel’s owners declined to answer questions Monday, saying they are reviewing the lawsuit and will have no further comment.
The Canadian Civil Liberties Association, which has investigated sexual assaults at hotels, said it will also be reviewing the case and has raised concerns about the hotel.
“The law is clear that when someone is accused of sexual assault, they can’t be forced to do something they don’t want to do,” said Laura MacIntyre, a spokesperson for the advocacy group.
“There is a right to be heard and a duty to report.
But when the law is so vague that it leaves open the possibility of someone getting away with something and nobody gets prosecuted, that’s a really big problem.”