Report: Tenuous talks of resolution in Kane case

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Lawyers for both Patrick Kane and his accuser are undergoing “fragile” discussions regarding a possible resolution regarding rape allegations, according to the Chicago Tribune.

An anonymous source shared some additional details with the Chicago Tribune:

Attorneys for the parties have been in communication for weeks, though they had not reached a formal agreement by Wednesday afternoon that would potentially end the criminal investigation. To the contrary, the sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, described a fluid situation in which both Kane and his accuser have refused at times to acquiesce because they both view themselves as the wronged party.

That same report notes that Kane’s accuser is covering multiple bases as far as her choices of attorneys are concerned:

Kane’s accuser continues to cooperate with the criminal investigation and has hired an attorney who specializes in personal injury cases, in addition to the defense attorney who has been guiding her through that criminal investigation, sources said.

There are still a number of ways this process can turn out, especially considering the aforementioned (and anonymous) comment to the Chicago Tribune about both sides feeling “wronged.”

It’s difficult to speculate regarding what happens next, as matters can go through one or both of the criminal and civil processes.

Most immediately, Kane is scheduled to attend Blackhawks training camp while the team is holding a press conference on Thursday afternoon.

The Chicago Tribune’s full report is absolutely worth a read, including some background regarding how situations somewhat similar to Kane’s ended up being resolved.