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Trevor Milton: Nicolas ex-boss accused of sexual assault, complaints allege

The two women – who have been identified as Milton’s cousin, Aubrey Smith, and the other whose identity has been withheld and referred to as Jane Doe – are represented by attorney Craig Johnson in Utah. The two women allege that they were sexually assaulted by Milton in 1999 and 2004 when both women were 15 years old.

Smith’s complaint was filed with the Unified Police Department in Greater Salt Lake Utah on Saturday. Management Sgt Melody Cutler confirmed to CNN Business that they had received a sexual assault complaint in September 1999 against Milton, when he was 17, on Saturday.

“Mr. Milton strongly denies these false allegations,” said Brandon Messina, a spokesperson for Trevor Milton, in a statement to CNN Business. Messina added, “At no point in his life Mr. Milton had ever had any inappropriate physical contact with anyone.”

Nicola referred requests for comment to Milton.

New claims are coming One week After the 38-year-old businessman abruptly resigned from his position on Nikola’s board of directors after A. Publish the report Earlier this month from the short seller Research Hindenburg alleged Nicolas to be a “sophisticated fraud based on dozens of lies” throughout Milton’s career. CNN was unable to verify the allegations in the Hindenburg report, and Milton tweeted that the report was a “significant hit by Hindenburg” and an attempt to manipulate stocks and promised a detailed rebuttal, before deleting his Twitter account shortly after. Nicolas Advertise It has hired a law firm to explore legal proceedings against Hindenburg and has said it plans to bring the matter before the SEC.

The Hydrogen & Electric Truck Corporation was floated in June and announced that it had struck a $ 2 billion equity deal with General Motors that would also see GM build its electric pickup truck, Nikola Badger, just days before the Hindenburg report.

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“Our transaction with Nicolas has not been closed. We are in discussions with the current Nicolas administration and will provide further updates as and when required or requested. In light of recent allegations regarding the personal behavior of former Nicolas CEO, Trevor Milton, we want to emphasize that GM strongly condemns sexual harassment and abuse.” The transaction is of any kind, “GM said in a statement on Tuesday.

Smith alleged In a series of tweets on Twitter in which she said that Milton touched her chest without her consent at a family funeral. Jane Doe, who worked as Milton’s aide, claims that Milton “digitally penetrated her vagina with his finger after work one day,” according to a press release from the Johnson law firm.

Her attorney, Johnson, said Jane Doe’s complaint was filed with the St.George Utah Police Department on Friday. The St.George Police Department didn’t immediately respond to CNN Business’s request for comment.

CNBC first reported on Monday that the claims were filed with Utah authorities in the last days. Last week, the Wall Street Journal I mentioned it first On Smith’s Allegations.

“It is their hope that their voices will be heard, and that they can achieve some conclusion by enabling them to stand up for themselves and not suffer in silence,” said Johnson, speaking on behalf of the women.

He said that while the statute of limitations on Smith’s allegations has likely expired, her testimony remains relevant in court. While Jane Doe’s claim was due to expire in 2008 under a four-year restriction, Utah law was amended to remove the statute of limitations, so her case is likely very much, Johnson said.

Smith told CNN Business in an interview last week that although it wasn’t the first time she had spoken out about the alleged assault – she posted a #MeToo story to Facebook in 2017 stating that she was assaulted by her cousin – it’s the first time she described Milton as The culprit. CNBC published prof A screen shot From her 2017 participation.

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