Thunder Bay women report nightmare Dominican vacation

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Two Thunder Bay women are sticking to detailed accounts of being roughed up and shot at this month during their Dominican Republic vacation, while a major hotel denies any harm came to them.
“What I am saying is that what they say happened is absolutely not true,” Bahia Principe San Juan hotel manager Marta Cabrillo insisted Monday from the 900-room resort about 80 kilometres east of the northern province’s capital, Puerto Plata.
Cabrillo’s denial is at odds with what the two women have related about an ordeal they say occurred at the seaside resort during the first of week of January.
Chelsey, a 22-year-old woman who didn’t want her last name used, said she screamed for help around suppertime on Jan. 3 when a male bartender at the resort forced his way into their room and attempted to sexually assault her friend in the bathroom.
The women described a harrowing scene in which one of them was grabbed naked from the shower and thrown into the main room, while a man in his early 20s tried to have his way with her.

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