Kyle Beach steps forward as victim in Blackhawks sex assault investigation
WARNING: This story accommodates disturbing particulars
Kyle Seaside, a former participant within the Chicago Blackhawks farm system, has come ahead as John Doe within the staff’s sexual assault investigation.
In an unique interview with TSN’s Rick Westhead, Seaside recognized himself as the primary accuser of Brad Aldrich, the staff’s video coach from 2008 to 2010.
In accordance with an unbiased report launched on Tuesday, the incident occurred in Could 2010, when Aldrich allegedly threatened Seaside with a memento baseball bat earlier than forcibly performing oral intercourse on him and masturbating on his again.
“I felt like I used to be alone and there was nothing I might do and no one I might flip to for assist and I didn’t know what to do as a 20-year-old,” Seaside advised TSN. “I’d by no means dream, or you would by no means think about being put on this state of affairs by someone who’s speculated to be there that will help you and to make you a greater hockey participant and a greater individual and proceed to construct your profession.”
Following launch of the report, the Blackhawks had been fined US$2 million and normal supervisor Stan Bowman resigned from the staff. Bowman has additionally resigned from his function with the U.S. males’s Olympic hockey staff.
Aldrich has maintained that the encounter was consensual.
With recordsdata from TSN and The Canadian Press