Semyon Varlamov's girlfriend: Avs goalie was laughing when he beat me

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Big photos, video below.
Yesterday, we told you about the arrest of Colorado Avalanche goalie Semyon Varlamov on charges that he beat and stomped his girlfriend; see our previous coverage below. Now, we have much more information about the case, including an arrest report detailing the alleged brutality in chilling detail, comments from his Russian-model girlfriend, Evgeniya Vavrinyuk, who claims he laughed while he beat her (we've got video of her statements), and a photo of Varlamov, said to have been drunk during the incident, dressed for Halloween as The Simpsons character Duffman.

The affidavit blots out the name of Vavrinyuk, but she's publicly identified herself, sitting down with attorney Robert Abrams to speak with 7News. Among her comments, made through an interpreter: When fans shout Varlamov's name, "she wants to make sure they know his real face." She added that during the assault, "He was having a lot of fun. He was laughing."

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Evgeniya Vavrinyuk during her sit-down with 7News.
The portrait painted by the arrest report certainly isn't pretty. On October 30, the document recaps a conversation between the investigator and Vavrinyuk in which she says Varlamov "assaulted her by kicking her in the chest, which knocked her down. While the victim was still on the floor, he then reportedly stomped on her chest with his foot. He then grabbed her by the hair and dragged her out of the bedroom by her hair.

"While still holding the victim," the affidavit continues, Varlamov "pulled the victim's face to the floor and told her in Russian that if this were Russia, he would beat her more. He then grabbed the victim by her upper arms and shook and pushed her to the floor."

In another interview, conducted at her apartment at 1700 Bassett Street in Denver, Vavrinyuk, who was bruised on her left arm and upper left chest area, said Varlamov had been drinking.

This claim was particularly damaging given that earlier on October 30, before news of Varlamov's arrest broke, Yahoo! Sports ran a photo from his Instagram account showing him dressed for Halloween as Duffman, spokesman from the fictional beer Duff on The Simpsons. Here's the photo:

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Meanwhile, Varlamov made his first appearance in court. Here's a look at him in a very different kind of uniform than the kind Avs fans are accustomed to seeing him wear: a yellow jail jumpsuit. The image is courtesy of CBS4, which broke the story of his arrest:

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Varlamov was released on a $5,000 bond and allowed to travel with the Avs to their next game, in Dallas tonight. And while many outside the sports world continue to debate whether allowing him to do so is proper, Avs legend Adam Foote, whose number is going to be retired during a ceremony at the Pepsi Center tomorrow night, backed the decision. During an interview with ESPN Radio in Denver, he said the best thing for Varlamov is to get back on the ice while the case progresses.

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Varlamov, in a knit cap, seen leaving court yesterday, in an image from 7News.
Another bizarre twist: Igor Ananskikh, who heads the Russian Committee on Physical Culture, suggests that Varlamov's bust may be a conspiracy to prevent Russia from winning the gold medal in hockey during the upcoming winter games. The contests just happen to be taking place in Sochi, Russia, and Varlamov was considered by many observers to be a lock for the squad.

Ananskikh's comment: "I think this is a sports-political move, considering that Varlamov is an Olympic Team candidate. In my opinion, the main goal is to keep him away from training, from games, so that he would lose game shape and, God forbid, miss the Olympics."

A very different tone was struck in a comment Vavrinyuk reportedly posted on a Russian social media site using a now-deleted account. Her message reads: "If a man raised his hand, he will do it again. And none of his persuasion and promises should dissuade women. Leave these men, and don't feel sorry for them! Giving men a last chance means to sign yourself a conviction for a repeat."

Look below to see reports by 7News and CBS4 about the latest developments, followed by the complete arrest affidavit and our previous coverage.

Semyon Varlamov Arrest Affidavit

Continue for our previous coverage of Semyon Varlamov's arrest, including photos and video.


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whosdp
whosdp

Russians are different, culturally, from most Americans.  Drinking is the national pastime...and there's nothing nastier than a drunk Russian!  Just like almost all pro athletes, Varlamov will most-likely get away with this.  Compared to what B-Thug got away with during his time with the Broncos, what Varly is accused of is barely a blip on the radar screen.

This much is fairly certain, if he weren't the starting goaltender of the Avs, Varlamov would be in much bigger trouble.  Alas, for professional athletes, ''due process'' amounts to little more than lip service.


Alpha-Omega
Alpha-Omega

I'd hit it.  Not in a Varlamov way...you know...

clupshaw
clupshaw

To all the dudebros who keep asking why she didn't just leave him:

Even in domestic violence situations in which neither party is wealthy or influential, the dominant partner will often threaten the other if she (it's mostly shes. Don't kid yourself) attempts to leave. They threaten suicide, murder, and other types of ruin to the abused party (they threaten to take the kids, to ruin the other's reputation, to pull financial support, etc). 

If you were in that situation, in which you had been beaten by a person more than double your size, wouldn't you also be a little bit afraid to leave? You already know he's violent. You already know that he's not concerned with your safety. In a lot of these situations - and I'll grant that I don't know the stats offhand - the abused party will attempt to leave and it will lead to a more volatile altercation. Do I need to say that a lot of these women die? They die

Whether or not these allegations prove true, it's a little cruel to accuse a victim  of irresponsibility when, particularly in cases like this, the dominant party has left them little other choice. If you don't have means or family, getting out from under the thumb of a person who wants to control you can be incredibly difficult. For her, this was probably the last straw in a string of incidents that got progressively more painful and more terrifying.

How dare you accuse her of not leaving soon enough? She's alive. She's just on fucking time.

Shane McEachern
Shane McEachern

Avs goalies beating their wives is getting to be as common as tornadoes in trailer parks.

Weltonwalker
Weltonwalker

If he really did do this, then I hope he gets sent back to Russia. I loathe anyone who beats another human or animal. I have to be honest, though. Every time something like this happens I get a little suspicious of the accuser as well. She has no visible bruises, cuts, or scrapes. I don't get how a violent, 6'2" 210 pound professional athlete can stomp on someone's chest and not break any bones. 

Felicia McBain
Felicia McBain

I'm disgusted with all of the egocentric assholes who commented here implying that the victim is at fault or say she is lying. If you don't understand what it's like to be in that position, good for you, and obviously you don't. It is because of people like you that make victims of abuse terrified to speak out against their abusers. You're not the one who is abusing someone, but you are definitely the one who is allowing it to continue by making it easier on pieces of shit that beat people whom they feel are inferior. If you want the privilege of being called a human, why don't you learn to feel some compassion when it doesn't necessarily benefit you.

Jason Breault
Jason Breault

What a scumbag people will forget that is the sad part

Rizzy Doggieboy
Rizzy Doggieboy

...he would lose game shape and, God forbid, miss the Olympics." Sad that the biggest concern is not playing in the Olympics I guess if you're Eastern European, beating some one up isn't a big deal

McShyster
McShyster

Goalies are the lazy nerds of hockey.too lame and out of shape to play forward.



Lee Lichtenstein
Lee Lichtenstein

Credit to his girlfriend for speaking out. Off to the pokey with the douche bag!

Krista Addessi
Krista Addessi

She said herself..."If a man raised his hand, he will do it again......." So why the hell was she still with him?!

David C. Sosa
David C. Sosa

She is doing it all for the attention, trying to promote her own career, her liar doesn't even work in criminal justice, he's a real estate liar...

Michael Ulm
Michael Ulm

I say lock them both up. She came to America just to get protection, when she could have just been an adult and left him if he was beating her. But no she probably liked the money. Gag.

James Gold
James Gold

So the Russians think it's a conspiracy? So then... he shouldn't have been arrested for stomping on his girlfriend?

Chris Swain
Chris Swain

Sensationalism...for shame Westword.

Ralph Carmichael
Ralph Carmichael

It is all a plot to keep an abuser from being in the Olympics? Really? Most Russians I know are smart, but that idea is really stupid.

Bullsheit
Bullsheit

As a singel guy it`s really f****** annoying to see these douchebags, see them all the time, loudmouth trash that loves beating girls and the girls just can`t enough of them for some unknown reason. It really is true isn`t it, assholes gets all the girls and the rest of us slowly give up and live alone. It`s crazy weird, the worst assholes I know all have girlfriends, most of them switch girlfriends like other switch socks and the girls cant get enough. Do women have this gene that makes it impossible to resist a violent psycho or what??  I`ll bet $500 that if I get really drunk tonight (I rarely drink so that should be spectacular), act like a total jerk and beat up a couple of girls I`m probably going to wake up tomorrow and find out I`m engaged to be married. Fucking idiots..all of them.

Kate Steak
Kate Steak

I thought we were going to make it to the playoffs...

Shelia Canfield-Jones
Shelia Canfield-Jones

I hope she gets a victim advocate and protection. I am glad she is in America now where she can be protected and he can be charged. Restraining order and a lot of support for HER.

maximsoolkovskiy
maximsoolkovskiy

@Felicia McBain I hear you, I for once think that if the court of law finds him guilty he should go to jail to server his sentence and end his career. But on the other hand I do not quite understand why the public has already found him guilty before the court of law decided so?

girl
girl

@Michael Ulm dick

maximsoolkovskiy
maximsoolkovskiy

@James Gold how about he shouldn't be treated by the public as a criminal before he is officially recognized as one by the court of law?

girl
girl

@Bullsheit wow, hard to believe your still single...You seem like such a nice mellow put together guy...


girl
girl

@Craig Sydow dick


McShyster
McShyster

@girl ... hard to believe you don't know the difference between "your" and "you're"

Weltonwalker
Weltonwalker

@McShyster @Weltonwalker Every time an accusation comes out where a lawyer is pushing its coverage in the media to no end it does raise suspicion. The word "something" was meant not to signify an accusation of abuse, but a media circus surround said accusation. 

McShyster
McShyster

@Weltonwalker "Every time something like this happens I get a little suspicious of the accuser"

Weltonwalker
Weltonwalker

@McShyster Yeah because I don't immediately buy the media's representation of what happened I am a misogynist. Because a woman has never once accused a wealthy man of doing something he didn't do for her own personal gain. I am saying look at the facts. I guarantee you that if a professional athlete stomped on your chest, you would be in the hospital. 

McShyster
McShyster

@Weltonwalker "Every time something like this happens I get a little suspicious of the accuser"

"Every time something like this happens I get a little suspicious of the accuser"

"Every time something like this happens I get a little suspicious of the accuser"

"Every time something like this happens I get a little suspicious of the accuser"

So tone deaf you can't hear your own misogynous prejudice, can you?

dude
dude

@McShyster @girl lame. ...hard to believe that you forgot to mention that put-together should be hyphenated.

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