Report: “John Doe 2” Lawsuit Against Blackhawks Has Been Dismissed

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Report: “John Doe 2” Lawsuit Against Blackhawks Has Been Dismissed

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After reaching a settlement with Kyle Beach in his sexual assault negligence lawsuit against the club, the Chicago Blackhawks were set to begin settlement talks with “John Doe 2,” the Michigan high school student who was assaulted by former Blackhawks video coach Brad Aldrich. According to Ben Pope of the Chicago Sun-Times, that lawsuit has been dismissed.

As Ben points out, it is unclear whether or not the case was settled. Usually when cases begin settlement talks and neither side agrees to comment on the litigation, and the case is dismissed, it means some sort of agreement or settlement was reached.

We will follow up on this story if/when there is an update to the dismissal of the case.

UPDATE: According to TSN’s Rick Westhead, the lawyers for “John Doe 2” confirmed the withdrawal of the lawsuit, which indicates a settlement has been reached.

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