Nashville forward and former Cap Mike Ribeiro has settled out of court with a former nanny over a sexual assault claim, reports JR Lind of the Nashville Post. The terms of the settlement have not been disclosed.
A court-appointed mediator filed a report with the court on Wednesday saying the two sides had reached a settlement after meeting for eight hours on July 6.
"This civil matter has been amicably resolved without incurring further time-consuming and potentially costly litigation," Ribeiro's attorney, Brian Lauten of Dallas' Deans & Lyon, said in a statement to NashvillePost.com. "I am unable to discuss any of the elements of this confidential resolution. Mike looks forward to continuing to play hockey at a high level and looks forward to aggressively pursuing a Stanley Cup alongside his teammates. The Ribeiro family will not have any further comments on this matter."
The woman first brought the claim in March, suing Ribeiro for over $1 million for assault. She claimed she suffered bodily injury and was verbally attacked by both Ribeiro and his wife. The case was originally brought in Texas, but jurisdiction became an issue as the alleged assault occurred in Virginia after Ribeiro had been traded to the Capitals. The possibility of moving the case to Virginia was put on hold, however, when it became clear a settlement was possible.
Ribeiro was traded to the Caps in June of 2012 and played one season in D.C. before becoming a free agent and signing with Nashville. He signed a two-year, $7 million extension with the Predators on July 1, the first day of free agency.