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Former NHLer Theo Fleury talking #MeToo in upcoming Laurentian U. lecture

Canadian hockey player says he was abused by his former hockey coach

Former NHLer Theo Fleury presents the Dr. Dan Andreae Distinguished Presidential Lecture Series at Laurentian University Jan. 24. 

His lecture will be entitled “The Power of Me Too.” 

Fleury co-wrote “Playing with Fire,” a best-selling autobiography released in October 2009, in which he revealed that he had been sexually abused by former coach Graham James. 

The Canadian hockey player filed a criminal complaint against James, who subsequently pleaded guilty to charges of sexual assault. Fleury has since become an advocate for sexual abuse victims and developed a career as a public speaker. He was a recipient of the Indspire Award in the sports category in 2013.

The lecture gets underway at 7:30 p.m. at the Laurentian University Fraser Auditorium. Register for free tickets online here.