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Robert Miller wins a first round in court

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Mar26,2024

Robert Miller wins a first ;re case in court

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Robert G. Miller denies the allegations against him.

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The attempt to pursue 8 $ million from one of Robert Miller's alleged victims is rejected by the Superior Court of Quebec. By accepting a sum of $50,000 from the Montreal billionaire last year, the plaintiff implicitly waived any other compensation, the court ruled.

The plaintiff, who is identified by the initials A.B. in the proceedings, says she was 17 when she began offering her sexual services to Robert Miller for payment. She describes herself as a victim of a planned system of sexual exploitation of young girls who are minors or recently adults.

The complainant told the court that she refused to participate in the Investigation reportreporting this exploitation network, after being contacted in the fall of 2022. She would then have had telephone exchanges with the billionaire's right-hand man, Sam Abrams.

In February 2023, the Radio-Canada investigation exposed Robert Miller's sexual appetite for young girls, often minors. Around fifty alleged victims have been reported so far. Robert Miller denies the allegations against him.

Months after the report aired, A.B. and Sam Abrams met in person. A sum of money of $50,000 was then given to the complainant. She then had to sign a release specifying that she could not file a lawsuit, which she did not do.

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Defendant Abrams claims that he warned the plaintiff that this was a payment of a significant amount to end the relationship between her and the defendant Miller.

A quote from Excerpt from the decision of Judge Marc St-Pierre rendered on March 22

In his judgment, the magistrate admits that it is surprising that the complainant was let go with $50,000 without having her sign, but he assumes that it is a possibility given the short time available to the parties to finalize the transaction.

It is the interpretation of the scope of the $50,000 payment that is at the heart of the dispute. The plaintiff asserts that it is a gift which does not imply renunciation of any further legal proceedings.

There is, however, an unavoidable obstacle to the court accepting the plaintiff's version in this regard, writes judge Marc St-Pierre, who notes that she herself says she is a party to the draft release and transaction; however, this is not compatible with a gift.

This release is a document which specified the conditions to be respected to receive the $50,000 and which committed him to renounce any legal action. However, this did not stop A.B. from contacting the police or the media and telling his story.

Even if A.B. did not sign the release, since discussions did not subsequently continue between the parties, the Court considers that' she accepted the terms since she returned to Calgary with the said sum.

The judge rejected most of A.B.'s arguments and dismissed his lawsuit against the billionaire.

A.B.'s lawyer indicated that his client would appeal the judgment. Claiming to be a victim of the Miller Network, the woman is suing the billionaire, his former company Future Electronics and certain collaborators of the billionaire for $8 million.

A class action lawsuit bringing together around forty women and two independent prosecutions are also underway. It is not known how many people may have accepted money from the businessman.

The lawyer Miller clan, Karim Renno, however indicated in his testimony that the release document which had been submitted to A. B. had been drawn up for any woman who would contact the Miller clan to obtain compensation within the framework of an agreement with 'friendly.

With information from Brigitte Noël

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my natasha@thetimeshub.in 1-800-268-7116

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