|Sep. 25 7:56 AM PT8:56 AM MT9:56 AM CT10:56 AM ET14:56 GMT10:56 PM 北京时间7:56 AM MST9:56 AM EST18:56 UAE10:56 ET - The prosecutor overseeing the sexual assault investigation of Kane says the accuser's mother lied about finding an evidence bag in her doorway. Erie County District Attorney Frank Sedita said during a news conference Friday that the mother was given the bag at a hospital when her daughter was examined, but it never contained a rape kit.
Analysis: Sedita says the mother was given the bag when the examining nurse learned that the accuser changed her top before going to the hospital. He says the mother was to put the top in the bag and turn it into authorities, but never did. The woman's former attorney, Thomas Eoannou, abruptly quit the case Thursday night, saying he didn't believe the story about how the bag was found.
|Sep. 24 5:13 PM PT6:13 PM MT7:13 PM CT8:13 PM ET0:13 GMT8:13 AM 北京时间5:13 PM MST7:13 PM EST4:13 UAE (+1)20:13 ET - The lawyer of a woman accusing Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane abruptly quit the case Thursday night, saying he's no longer comfortable representing the woman because of how her mother reported finding an evidence bag that once held the woman's rape kit. However, he says he's still confident in the woman's allegations against Kane.
Analysis: The reversal comes after police said Wednesday that the rape kit and the bag itself were handled properly. Erie County District Attorney Frank Sedita planned a news conference Friday to talk about the case.
|Sep. 23 10:02 AM PT11:02 AM MT12:02 PM CT1:02 PM ET17:02 GMT1:02 AM 北京时间10:02 AM MST12:02 PM EST21:02 UAE13:02 ET - The lawyer for a woman alleging she was sexually assaulted by Kane says an empty evidence bag was improperly left in the doorway of the woman's mother's home. Thomas Eoannou said Wednesday that the bag at one point contained the rape kit used when the woman reported that she had been assaulted. Eoannou wants the FBI or state police to probe how the bag left the custody of investigators.
Analysis: Eoannou says it's not clear how the bag got to the mother's home or what effect it may have on the investigation. He says the mother made the bizarre discovery when she came home from work for lunch on Tuesday. Erie County District Attorney Frank Sedita did not immediately return a message seeking comment from The Associated Press. Police have been investigating Kane since early August. He has not been charged.
|Sep. 23 10:49 PM PT11:49 PM MT12:49 AM CT1:49 AM ET5:49 GMT1:49 PM 北京时间10:49 PM MST12:49 AM EST9:49 UAE1:49 ET - The lawyer representing the woman who has made an allegation of being sexually assaulted by Chicago Blackhawks star forward Patrick Kane has scheduled a news conference for Wednesday afternoon. Thomas Eoannou confirmed in a text to The Associated Press on Tuesday that he will address reporters at his law office in downtown Buffalo. Eoannou did not provide any further details.
Analysis: It will be the first time he has spoken publicly about the case since Hamburg police launched an investigation against Kane in early August. Kane is accused of sexually assaulting a woman in her 20s at his offseason home in suburban Buffalo on Aug. 2. Kane has not been charged.
|Sep. 18 11:42 AM PT12:42 PM MT1:42 PM CT2:42 PM ET18:42 GMT2:42 AM 北京时间11:42 AM MST1:42 PM EST22:42 UAE14:42 ET - Kane was greeted with loud cheers Friday in his first public appearance with the Stanley Cup champions since he became the subject of a sexual assault investigation.
Analysis: Kane reported for the start of training camp at Notre Dame and he got a warm reception during a scrimmage. There was another roar from the crowd when he was recognized over the public address system for an assist.
|Sep. 17 12:33 PM PT1:33 PM MT2:33 PM CT3:33 PM ET19:33 GMT3:33 AM 北京时间12:33 PM MST2:33 PM EST23:33 UAE15:33 ET - Kane for the first time addressed the sexual assault investigation against him Thursday and declared he had ''done nothing wrong'' and expected to be absolved.
Analysis: Appearing calm and poised, the 26-year-old Kane acknowledged that it has been an "incredibly difficult time for many people" since the allegation surfaced in early August. Kane has not been charged, but the case has shadowed the Blackhawks for weeks as they prepare for a season that begins at home on Oct. 7. The team held the news conference the day before training camp begins on the Notre Dame campus.
|Sep. 16 8:22 AM PT9:22 AM MT10:22 AM CT11:22 AM ET15:22 GMT11:22 PM 北京时间8:22 AM MST10:22 AM EST19:22 UAE11:22 ET - The Chicago Blackhawks have put Kane on their training camp roster as the star awaits the results of a sexual-assault investigation in his hometown of Buffalo, New York. The Blackhawks released the roster Wednesday. Training camp begins Sept. 18 on the Notre Dame campus in South Bend, Indiana.
Analysis: Kane is accused of sexually assaulting a woman in her 20s last month at his offseason home, a person familiar with the investigation has told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because police have not revealed details of the case. Kane has not been charged. The former No. 1 pick has helped Chicago win three Stanley Cup championships in the last six years, including this past season.
|Sep. 9 1:56 PM PT2:56 PM MT3:56 PM CT4:56 PM ET20:56 GMT4:56 AM 北京时间1:56 PM MST3:56 PM EST0:56 UAE (+1)16:56 ET - NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says he has not talked to Patrick Kane while the Chicago Blackhawks star is being investigated about a sexual-assault allegation. Bettman told The Associated Press "nobody is going to talk to us" when asked Wednesday if he has attempted to contact Kane.
Analysis: A person familiar with the investigation confirmed to The Associated Press earlier this week that Erie County prosecutors have postponed grand jury proceedings involving Kane. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because District Attorney Frank Sedita and police have not disclosed details of the case since announcing their investigation last month.
|Sep. 8 1:22 PM PT2:22 PM MT3:22 PM CT4:22 PM ET20:22 GMT4:22 AM 北京时间1:22 PM MST3:22 PM EST0:22 UAE (+1)16:22 ET - Grand jury proceedings in Kane's sexual assault case have been postponed for about two weeks, sources told the Associated Press.
Analysis: Erie County, New York prosecutors had been scheduled to present evidence to jurors Tuesday. Kane has been accused of sexually assaulting a woman at his offseason home near Buffalo on Aug. 2. The Blackhawks are scheduled to open training camp Sept. 18.
|Aug. 12 11:24 AM PT12:24 PM MT1:24 PM CT2:24 PM ET18:24 GMT2:24 AM 北京时间11:24 AM MST1:24 PM EST22:24 UAE14:24 ET - EA Sports is dropping Kane from promoting its NHL 16 video game because he is under police investigation. The popular video game company announced its decision on its Twitter account Wednesday. EA Sports says Kane will no longer be a spokesman for NHL 16, nor appear on the game's cover as previously planned.
Analysis: EA Sports' decision comes less than a week after Hamburg police announced Kane is under investigation for something that may have happened at Kane's home outside Buffalo on Aug. 2.
|Aug. 6 3:04 PM PT4:04 PM MT5:04 PM CT6:04 PM ET22:04 GMT6:04 AM 北京时间3:04 PM MST5:04 PM EST2:04 UAE (+1)18:04 ET - Hamburg Police Chief Gregory Wickett confirms his department has launched an investigation into Chicago Blackhawks star forward Patrick Kane over an alleged incident at the player's home last weekend.
Analysis: Word of the investigation first surfaced Thursday, which prompted several responses from the NHL, Blackhawks and Kane's agent Pat Brisson. The investigation began on Sunday night, when several plainclothes officers searched the grounds around and the inside Kane's offseason Hamburg home, which overlooks Lake Erie.