Winnipeg Jets forward Evander Kane is being sued by a man who is claiming that he was assaulted by Kane in Vancouver last summer, CBC reports.
In a notice of civil claim filed on March 28 with the B.C. Supreme Court, the man alleges that he was attacked by Kane while heading home from work on Aug. 10, 2013 near the corner of Burrard Street and Barclay Street in Vancouver.
The man claims he suffered a concussion and various injuries to the head, neck, shoulders, back, chest, ribs, left leg and heel as a result of the alleged incident.
The man is seeking unspecified damages as well as compensation for past and future health-care costs and legal costs.
The report continued to say that the plantiff – Lev Makievsky — suffered injuries to his “feelings”.
The CBC report adds: “The plaintiff has suffered ongoing physical and emotional injuries, including injury to his feelings, dignity, pride, and self-respect in all aspects of his personal and vocational pursuits.”
The Winnipeg Free Press reports that the accuser did have Vancouver police investigate the claims, but no charges were ultimately filed.
“We did investigate allegations of an assault on that day and at that location, but given the circumstances of the incident there were no arrests made and there was insufficient evidence to support or recommend any criminal charges,” Const. Brian Montague told the Free Press. “From our perspective, the matter is considered closed.”
Makeivsky is now taking the case to civil court in hopes of being awarded damages.
No comments regarding to alleged assault have been made by Kane, his agent Craig Oster or the Winnipeg Jets.
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