A mom whose then teenage son was sexually assaulted a number of years in the past in Michigan by a former Chicago Blackhawks video coach says she admires Kyle Seaside, the primary to accuse Brad Aldrich, greater than he is aware of.
In an unique interview with TSN’s Rick Westhead, the mom says after watching Seaside talk about what he went via, she needed to “attain via that TV display and maintain him like I did my son that day.”
Final month, Seaside, a former participant with the Blackhawks’ farm system, revealed himself as John Doe within the crew’s sexual assault investigation into Aldrich, Chicago’s video coach from 2008 to 2010.
“I simply needed to carry him and I simply needed to inform him that every part goes to be OK,” the mom, whose son is referred to in courtroom paperwork as John Doe 2, stated of Seaside.
“It is bought to be OK, and I am right here for him and we do not fault him in any respect. He isn’t at fault for this in any respect, by no means. He is a survivor, like my son.”
John Doe 2, then a highschool scholar, was sexually assaulted on the age of 16 by Aldrich throughout a year-end hockey celebration within the spring of 2013. Aldrich pleaded responsible within the assault and was sentenced to 9 months jail.
A 3rd-party report, commissioned by the Blackhawks in response to lawsuits by Seaside and John Doe 2 and launched Oct. 26, detailed how senior leaders within the group largely ignored Seaside’s accusation that he had been assaulted by Aldrich in Might 2010 for a three-week interval earlier than the membership gained the Stanley Cup that yr.
Following the discharge of the unbiased report, the Blackhawks had been fined US$2 million, whereas common supervisor Stan Bowman, prime govt Al MacIsaac and Florida Panthers coach Joel Quenneville, who served as Chicago’s coach on the time, all resigned.
With information from The Canadian Press