Kimi Raikkonen Claims Canadian Woman Is Blackmailing Him For Alleged Sexual Assault

Kimi Raikkonen alleges that he is being blackmailed, and according to the latest reports, he’s fighting back.

The story revolves around the Finnish racing driver and a cocktail waitress in Montreal, where Kimi and the rest of the circus are set to arrive this weekend for the Canadian GP. At 38 years, Raikkonen is one of the oldest drivers on the grid. He’s won 20 races, and the world championship in 2007 with Ferrari. He’s also been known to drink and party pretty hard.

According to Autosport, the woman alleges that Raikkonen and an unidentified friend sexually assaulted her while she was working at a bar they visited after the race in 2016. She alleges that Kimi touched her breast while his friend put his hand down the front of her pants.

After two years of remaining silent, she reportedly sent Raikkonen a letter a couple of weeks ago, demanding she pay him a “huge” amount of money or she would go public. Rather than pay the woman, Raikkonen’s lawyers filed a complaint with the local police.

“The idea of settling this, either with an opportunity to hear his version, sitting down in person or via video conference, meeting his camp, even money on the table – these are all things that we would have discussed,” the woman’s lawyer told Autosport. He insisted that “this is not gangsterism, where you have to feel threatened that there’s going to be this disproportionate negotiating table”.

The situation strikes us as a case of he said/she said, coming to light in the wake of the #metoo campaign against sexual misconduct. We’ll have to wait to see how it all shakes out, but something tells us we haven’t heard the last of this.

more photos...
Motorcyclist Tries To Evade Cops, Gets Rammed And Handcuffed Instead

As this motoryclist discovered, when you go flat out trying to evade the police is bound to end in tears.

Tesla’s Romance Mode Will Make You Hot Under The Collar

Tesla gets romantic, turns on the fireplace and puts on Marvin Gaye love songs.

2020 Kia Telluride Rated At Up To 23 MPG Combined

The Kia Telluride uses about the same amount of fuel as the Chevrolet Traverse.

Ferrari F430 Spider In Classic Marrone 1971 Paint Job Is Just Gorgeous

This brown F430 Spider will hit the auction block at RMSothebys on March 8-9.

Patina Restored 1961 Porsche 356 B Celebrates Its Age Instead Of Hiding It

Don’t know how to restore your classic car? This Porsche 356 B patina restomod offers an idea.

That’ll Buff Out: Listing Asks $40,000 For ’76 Ford Falcon XB With “Some Rust”

Why buy restored when you can get a pile of rust instead.

Lamborghini’s First Hybrid Will Be A Special Edition With A V12 Engine

The limited edition model could have a combined output of 838 hp.

Production Hyundai Santa Cruz To Feature An Updated Design With “A Lot More Character”

The Hyundai Santa Cruz is expected to be launched in 2020 or shortly thereafter.

National Security Investigation Into Imports Complete, Could Cause New Car Prices To Climb $2,750

A new study says tariffs on imported vehicles and parts could cost the US up to 366,900 jobs.

Europe’s 2019 Mazda3 Engine Specs Released Along With Massive Gallery

The Mazda3 gets new Skyactiv-D 1.8L diesel and SkyActive-X 2.0L petrol engines.