Many years of allegations of domestic violence lead to personal injury lawsuits against Mark Rypien – The Spokesman Review

The partner for many years with NFL player Mark Rypien has filed a personal injury suit against him, seeking compensation due to the years of emotional and physical assault.

Danielle Wade filed the lawsuit with her first name in the month, in Spokane County Superior Court. While the couple did not get had a wedding, Wade had taken Rypien’s first name, and they have spoken out about violent incidents in their house, thought to result of head injuries Rypien suffered during her 16-year NFL career following her time for Washington State University.

The lawsuit includes new accusations of assault – which began at the beginning of the year 2008 and running through September 2020. This includes Rypien hitting Wade with his vehicle and then shoving her into their house. He injured her hip and head several times.

Mary Schultz, the attorney for Wade in the case, stated that the suit recognized Rypien’s diagnosis of trauma brain injury.

“That doesn’t give him permission to abuse the wife of his,” Schultz said.

Rypien made a statement on behalf of his lawyer this afternoon, in which he addressed his lawyer’s allegations in the suit.

“Mr. Rypien emphatically and unambiguously rejects domestic violence” the statement says. “He was in a relationship to Danielle Wade that ended recently.

“During the course of this relationship the couple, Ms. Rypien acknowledged and apologized for the actions that did harm towards Mrs. Wade for which he regrets deeply,” the statement continues. “He is completely trusting the justice system and is hopeful that they can come to an equitable resolution, so they can continue living the lives they have chosen to live.”

Rypien admitted to violence in the past against Wade. At least in one instance, Rypien said the violence occurred as a result of an altercation not the brain injury, in a joint statement issued by him as well as Wade.

In June, Rypien was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence following an incident that occurred at a North Spokane intersection. Rypien admitted to the police officer that he hit Wade as she was covering his eyes when driving.

The judge disqualified the domestic violence accusation against Rypien .

The suit claims that this incident revealed the extent of how Wade was unable to fulfill his role as”caregiver “caregiver” in the case of Rypien and demanded Wade not be imprisoned for fear of the harm it could cause to the foundation named after him created to fight childhood cancer.

“These partners, the spouses and couples remain with us each year due to the fact that they feel empathy and due to their spousal loyalty,” Schultz said.

The abuse was allegedly continuing following the denial of accusations, with an instance in which Rypien forced Wade into the car’s door because of “saying too many” at the time of the February 2020 screening in Garland Theater. Garland Theater of a documentary about chronic traumatic cerebrovascular disease that features Rypien.

Wade tried “to secretly end her legal standing” together with Rypien in the wake of an incident within the residence in the month of May, 2020. They sold their house the following was in September. Wade asserts Rypien had threatened her as she sought legal advice.

The Rypien family also issued the following statement on Sunday night.

“We feel for those struggling with mental illness. our prayers and thoughts are for Mrs. Wade as she moves ahead,” the statement reads. “Although we are skeptical of the validity of Ms. Wade’s claims and recollections of her assertion We recognize the gravity of any accusations of domestic violence that is perpetrated on either gender. As as a family, we’re willing to provide a comprehensive examination of the evidence within the appropriate venue.”

Schultz stated that the personal injury suit was brought to recover an apology for the ongoing incidents in domestic abuse. Washington state law demands that the prosecution of assault and false imprisonment to be brought within two years. A duration that Schultz says does not take into reflect the dependency nature of a domestic partnership , or marriage.

Others, such as Minnesota has extended the limitation period to six years.

The suit was assigned the case to Spokane Superior Court Judge Charnelle Bjelkengren. The hearing date has not been set.