Former Acadia Divinity College student files lawsuit, alleges sexual assault by professor


A former Acadia Divinity College student has filed a lawsuit against the college, alleging that she was sexually assaulted between 1989 and 1991 while receiving mental health counselling. The lawsuit alleges that the former student was abused by former theology professor Dennis Veinotte, who died in 2012, while Veinotte was working “in the capacity of the plaintiff’s professor and counsellor.” The plaintiff’s statement of claim puts forth that the school is vicariously liable for the alleged abuse. The lawsuit is seeking unspecified damages.

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