Multiple sources confirmed Wednesday morning that former Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quinnville will meet Thursday with NHL Commissioner Gary Batman to discuss his involvement in the team’s sexual harassment case.
The hockey-centric social media has been on fire since Queenville, who is currently coaching the Panthers, will be allowed to coach the Florida game on Wednesday despite being embroiled in lawsuits and knowing about the 2010 attack allegations.
As ESPN’s Emily Kaplan summarizes, Quinville initially claimed she was “unaware of the sexual harassment allegations against then-video coach Brad Aldrich in 2010” during a Stanley Cup run by the Blackhawks. An investigation into the allegations, led by law firm Jenner & Block, revealed that Queenville was actually aware of the allegations at the time.
Queenville Addressed the media He said in a scripted statement on Wednesday that he was looking forward to talking to Batman and that his involvement in the current situation with the Blackhawks would not cause any confusion for his current team.
His comments did not play well with the social media crowd.
The NHL this week fined the Blackhawks $ 2 million for their lack of action in an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment against Aldrich by former players. ESPN noted that despite the investigation, Aldridge was allowed to remain with the team during their play-offs and was given the option to cooperate with the investigation or resign rather than simply be fired.
The club’s GM, Stan Bowman, later resigned this week in a Jenner & Block investigation, although the move also came under investigation because Bowman was allowed to leave on his own volition instead.
Kevin Sheveldeoff, general manager of Winnipeg Jets, who was part of the Blackhawks front office in 2010, is also expected to meet with Batman.
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