A brand new set of disturbing particulars have emerged relating to former Blackhawks video coach Brad Aldrich’s alleged sexual assault of an nameless former participant in Might 2010.
In keeping with an amended lawsuit obtained by the Chicago Solar-Instances on Thursday, Aldrich raped a participant after luring the participant to his condo “beneath the premise that Aldrich would go over sport clips.”
Upon the participant’s arrival at Aldrich’s condo, he allegedly turned on pornography and commenced to masturbate in entrance of the participant. After they tried to flee, Aldrich “blocked the one exit” and “bodily threatened” him with a souvenir-style Chicago Cubs baseball bat.
The lawsuit states that Aldrich informed the participant that he would “by no means play within the NHL… if (he) didn’t interact in non-consensual sexual exercise with Aldrich at the moment.”
Following the incident, Blackhawks expertise coach James Gary satisfied the participant that the state of affairs was his fault. One other expertise coach, Paul Vincent, knowledgeable a gaggle of franchise executives about Aldrich’s wrongdoings, however the govt group allegedly refused to inform the police.
Additionally within the amended go well with, one of many gamers alleged the incident with Aldrich led to homophobic and “humiliating trash speak” throughout practices and scrimmages the place Hawks-employed coaches have been current. The participant claims the staff “permitted its gamers to repeatedly harass” him, calling him slurs and asking if he wished to have interaction in oral intercourse.
On Thursday, Blackhawks president of hockey operations and GM Stan Bowman — who served because the staff’s GM in 2010 and was reportedly among the many group of executives whom Vincent had notified — addressed the allegations publicly for the primary time for the reason that unique lawsuits have been filed.
“We take this very severely,” Bowman maintained. “I take this very severely. However we now have to let the method play itself out. That’s the place issues are at present. We’re going to let this play itself out.
“We have to give the specialists (investigating this) the mandatory time and the latitude to do their job nicely. I’m keen to talk about this in additional element sooner or later, however for now I’ve to respect the pending litigation and the unbiased evaluate that’s underway.”
Chicago legislation agency Jenner & Block is at present conducting the investigation, which started on June 28.