Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov reportedly laughed while he kidnapped and beat his girlfriend. His girlfriend has accused him of beating her four different times in other countries, but she said she stayed with him hoping he would change.
Varlamov was arrested and released on $5,000 bond and will be allowed to travel with the team. Varlamov is “facing charges of second-degree kidnapping and third-degree assault,” but his “agent denied the charges and said he is ‘innocent.”
According to the Denver Post, Evgeniya Vavrinyuk, his girlfriend, alleged, “He was having fun, he was laughing”:
Vavrinyuk said the goalie, whom she has been dating for a year, kicked her in the chest, stomped on her while she lay on the ground and dragged her by her hair from their bedroom early Monday. She pointed to her chest, arms, stomach, neck and head — places she said she are bruised. She also said he kicked her out of the apartment.
Vavrinyuk said the incident happened about 6 a.m. Monday, and she decided to call police. It wasn’t the first time he had hurt her, she said, but throwing her out on the street was “the final straw.”
This was reportedly not the first time this has occurred:
She said her boyfriend had beat her at least four times before in other countries where the police seemed to look the other way. But she remained in her relationship with Varlamov, hopeful that he could change, as she loved him and hoped to have children with him. She said she broke a modeling contract in Hong Kong so she could come to Denver to be with him “because he asked her to,” Senova said.
Now, she’s fearful to return to Russia, where she said Varlamov fans have sent threatening messages to her and her mother. She wants fans in Denver “to know who he really is.