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.
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.
“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.
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.
“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.