The Chicago Blackhawks announced Tuesday that their general manager, Stan Bowman, had resigned at a news conference in connection with the organization’s sexual assault allegations.
The vice president of hockey operations, Mexico, has also stepped down.
Kyle Davidson will assume the role of Interim General Manager for Black Hawks.
At least 139 witnesses were interviewed for this story, including the Montreal Canadiens’ general manager, Mark Bergiveen. However, the latter was not involved in this story, because his name does not appear in the 107-page investigative document.
The investigation described the “failure” of the club’s management, in May 2010, when a player complained about the behavior of former coach Brad Aldrich, then responsible for the video.
Preferring to wait until the end of the playoffs, which ended with the invasion of the Stanley Cup by the Illinois Organization, management allowed Aldrich to make an additional victim during the ensuing celebrations.
He met Aldrich after the playoffs, resigned and the alleged actions were never reported to the police. The player in question, named “John Dow” in the report, has since sued the organization over it. Because of this pursuit, the team found itself in the spotlight.
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