(CBS) — An attorney for Patrick Kane denied reports Wednesday that settlement talks are taking place with the attorneys representing the woman who has accused the Blackhawks star of sexual assault.
In response to an inquiry from CBS 2, Kane attorney Paul Cambria responded in an email, “There are no settlement talks. I don’t know where this is coming from.”
The Chicago Tribune reported, citing anonymous sources, that both Kane and his accuser are seeking a resolution that could end the criminal investigation. The Tribune reports that the sources say the situation remains fluid.
“Each of them has threatened to walk away and just let the justice system take care of it,” one source told the Tribune. “They both say the truth is on their side.”
Kane, 26, hasn’t been charged in the sexual assault case as officials with the Hamburg police and the Erie County District Attorney’s Office continue to investigate the events surrounding the early morning hours of Aug. 2, when Kane returned to his Hamburg, N.Y., home with a friend, the alleged victim and one of her friends after a night out at the bar. A grand jury is expected to be presented evidence in the coming weeks, per reports.