“What matters most to Mr. Furlong is a recognition this complainant’s conduct was reprehensible.”
Another sexual abuse lawsuit against Vancouver’s Olympic CEO, John Furlong, has been dismissed because his accuser never showed up for Monday’s trial.
A BC Supreme Court judge has tossed out the case filed by Daniel Morice of Prince Rupert.
Former judge Bill Smart, who’s one of Furlong’s lawyers, says Morice is a career criminal motivated by fraud.
“Someone like Mr. Morice can put his hand up, say me too and start a process that can sully a man’s reputation and it’s taken Mr. Furlong 20 months to get here and he doesn’t even have the satisfaction of being able to have Mr. Morice come and back up his allegation.”
Furlong didn’t take any questions, but he promised to make a more detailed statement at 10am Tuesday.
A profanity-laced voicemail recorded by lawyer Claire Hunter in January featured Morice telling her to stop sending him documents in the mail.
“I’m not withdrawing my application. Try my patience and you guys will look like fools. Once again, I’m not withdrawing.”
Morice is one of three people who accused Furlong of abusing them in Burns Lake more than 40 years ago.
In December, Beverly Abrahams withdrew her lawsuit.
In February, another judge dismissed the one filed by Grace West after documents showed she wasn’t living in Burns Lake when Furlong did.
Furlong is still facing legal action from Laura Robinson who is the journalist who counter-sued him for defamation in September of 2012.
That’s when the Georgia Straight newspaper first published a story alleging Furlong had a history of abuse.