A Tweed woman’s lawsuit against convicted sex killer Russell Williams and his wife has been settled out of court.
Sexual assault victim Laurie Massicotte had filed a nearly $7-million lawsuit in late 2011 against Williams, his wife Mary Elizabeth Harriman and the province of Ontario.
Harriman’s lawyer Mary Jane Binks says the lawsuit was settled “very recently,” and noted that all parties wanted their privacy.
Williams, once a rising star in the Canadian Forces, was sentenced to life in prison in October 2010 after pleading guilty to the murders of Jessica Lloyd and Cpl. Marie-France Comeau.
In 2014, he reached an out-of-court settlement with some of his victims, but the suit by Massicotte, who chose to reveal her identity and speak publicly about her ordeal, had remained active.
In her statement of claim, she said the attack against her left her fearful, humiliated, depressed, suicidal, unable to function in society. It also said she would require extensive therapy.