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Woman says she was 11 when Montreal billionaire Robert Miller sexually exploited her

Oct 25, 2023
Four more women have joined a class-action lawsuit alleging Montreal billionaire Robert Miller regularly paid minors for sex, and one of the newest plaintiffs says she was only 11 years old during her first sexual encounter with him.

A total of 39 women have now joined the class-action lawsuit, which has not yet been authorized.

Three other individual lawsuits have also been filed, all by women who claim that Miller sexually exploited them when they were minors. The businessman denies all the allegations against him.

Affidavits from the most recent alleged victims were filed Monday by Consumer Law Group. The firm is leading the class action on behalf of women who say they were recruited when they were minors and given cash and gifts in exchange for sex with Miller between 1992 and 2016.

According to her affidavit, the woman who said she was 11 when she first met Miller was recruited in 1999 by two older girls who were looking for virgins for "Bob."

"It was summer and I had just finished Grade 6," wrote the woman who, like other plaintiffs in the case, was not named in the court filings.

She said she went to Montreal's Queen Elizabeth Hotel with her best friend, also 11, to meet Miller for the first time.

"When we got there, before entering the room, I got scared and started crying," she wrote.

Raymond Poulet, who reportedly helped recruit the young women, greeted her and brought the two young girls to Miller, who offered them alcohol, the woman wrote.

"He asked me how old I was, and I told him I was 11," she wrote in her affidavit. Miller than allegedly had unprotected sex with the two girls and, afterwards, handed each of them an envelope containing $5,000 in cash.

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