This was the first public statement regarding the case that has been made by Thomas J. Eoannou. There alleged victim was not present.
UPDATE: Eoannou said at the press conference that crucial evidence in the case—particularly the rape test kit—has been tampered with and that someone left it in the doorway of the alleged victim’s mother’s house, where it was found on Tuesday. The evidence bag had been opened and its authenticity has been confirmed, he said. He is now calling for an investigation into the circumstances of this event to be conducted by an independent law enforcement agency. Eannou also maintained that his client is determined to continue with her prosecution of Kane.
Local police and and the Erie County District Attorney’s office are continuing to investigate her allegations that she was raped by Kane on Aug. 2 at his home in suburban Buffalo. No charges have been filed against him.
Kane currently is in camp with the defending Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks preparing for the upcoming season.
More to come.