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Chicago Blackhawks being Sued for Due Diligence from 2010 Incident

Blackhawks are going through a lawsuit for a second alleged sexual assault in 2010, and the crew’s lack of motion in response to the alleged incident, per Phil Thompson of the Chicago Tribune.

The participant suing the crew was a “Black Ace” of the Hawks 2009/10 crew, and claims that former video coach Brad Aldrich “groomed, harassed, threatened and assaulted” him in the course of the 2009-10 season and that the Hawks suppressed his criticism to guard their Stanley Cup championship run. The lawsuit was filed below Chicago-based regulation agency Romanucci & Blandin, named anonymously as “John Doe”.

The swimsuit, which accuses the Hawks of exhibiting “utter indifference and/or acutely aware disregard for the security of its staff, together with John Doe,” names the crew as the only real defendant and seeks a jury trial.

The Blackhawks instructed the Chicago Tribune in an announcement they “take allegations of office misconduct and organizational response very significantly, and it’s why, over two years in the past, we commissioned an in depth unbiased investigation into the troubling occasions that occurred in 2010.” The crew additional acknowledged that they’ve applied “quite a few constructive enhancements” all through the group to make sure security for gamers and staff. The crew acknowledged that till they be taught extra about this probe, they’d not have any additional remark.

Attorneys from Romanucci & Blandin confirmed to the Tribune their consumer is the witness “Black Ace 1″ who talked to unbiased investigators from Jenner & Block, which accused the 2010 Stanley Cup champions of a cover-up in a scathing report in October 2021.

The swimsuit alleges that because the season and playoffs progressed, Aldrich “used threats to John Doe’s profession to coerce (him) to not report” Aldrich’s alleged conduct. The swimsuit alleges that the infamous assembly with the entire Hawks executives within the 2010 playoff run to debate sexual assault allegations did occur, and that no motion was taken by the crew till after the crew received the Stanley Cup.



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