Yahoo’s Nick Cotsonika spoke with the woman involved in the Slava Voynov incident on Friday, confirming that she is his wife and is comfortable with that being known. Cotsonika revealed other key bits of information, including the fact that her take on the situation isn’t likely to be “radically different” from the argument Voynov’s own lawyer made this week.
She hasn’t spoken with the police since being released from the hospital and her current lawyer wasn’t present when Voynov’s lawyer interviewed her, according to what Cotsonika has been told.
Here are Cotsonika’s tweets on the subject, for the sake of clarity and greater detail:
- Voynov’s wife was hospitalized due to a “pure accident,” not an assault.
- “Mr. Voynov never hit the woman,” according to Renetzky.
- Renetzky believes that additional evidence will open the door for the league to lift the 24-year-old’s indefinite suspension.
Renetzky’s argument contrasts with the Redondo Beach Police Department’s report, which “determined that a crime of domestic violence did, in fact, occur.”
Thursday’s update revealed that Los Angeles County’s district attorney office seeks an “additional follow-up” before they make a decision regarding filing charges on Voynov.
Obviously, plenty of things – including an eventual decision from the league and/or Kings regarding Voynov’s status – are up in the air at the moment.
A court date is currently scheduled for Dec. 1.
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