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John Furlong lawsuit dropped after complainant fails to appear in court

03/30/2015 07:57 EDT | Updated 05/30/2015 05:59 EDT
A B.C. Supreme Court judge has dismissed sexual assault allegations against John Furlong after the complainant Daniel Morice failed to appear in court Monday. 

The former VANOC CEO has vigorously denied any wrongdoing since he was accused of abusing former students while he was a teacher in British Columbia during the late 1960s.

The dismissal of Morice's complaint is the third time allegations against the former head of the Vancouver Olympic Games have been set aside.

In December, a woman who claimed she was abused by Furlong while he was a teacher in Burns Lake, B.C., dropped her lawsuit against Furlong.

Beverly Mary Abraham was the most outspoken of three people who filed claims in the wake of a Georgia Straight newspaper article alleging Furlong had mistreated students at Immaculata Roman Catholic School in the late 1960s.

More to come.

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