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Judge Rules Evander Kane Face Discovery in Abortion-for-Pay Lawsuit

2021 has not been a good year for Evander Kane, as the controversial San Jose Sharks forward has been making headlines for all the wrong reasons. First was him filing bankruptcy after reportedly owing many millions which he lost due to gambling. Second was a feud with his wife that resulted in her claiming he has a gambling issue and even bet on some of his own games. Third, which was reported very recently by Kevin Kurz of The Athletic, was that numerous Sharks teammates went to general manager Doug Wilson last season to say they wanted him off the team.

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As if all that wasn’t bad enough, there is even more negative headlines regarding Kane. It was ruled on Monday that the 30-year-old winger must face discovery in an abortion-for-pay lawsuit that started back in 2018. Hope Parker alleges that Kane promised to pay her $2 million if she aborted their pregnancy, only to recant his offer after she had already provided proof of the abortion.

Kane claimed that he changed his mind about making the payment prior to learning Parker had went through with the abortion. However, bankruptcy judge Stephen Johnson wasn’t buying his story.

“Plaintiff (Parker) was unwilling to terminate the third pregnancy until Defendant (Kane) offered her two to three million dollars to do so,” Johnson wrote. (According to documents, Parker allegedly aborted a fetus conceived with the hockey player twice before, with Kane paying her $125,000 for the second abortion.) “Then, on June 13, 2018, Plaintiff sent Defendant a text message of her lab results, which confirmed she had terminated the third pregnancy. When Plaintiff requested Defendant update her on the status of her payment, Defendant, for the first time, told (Plaintiff) he was not going to pay her, stating: ‘I’ll have my lawyer contact you, I’m not dealing with this any further then.’

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Evander Kane San Jose Sharks NHL

“I can infer from the complaint that Plaintiff falsely said he would pay … to abort the third pregnancy, and that he did so to deceive (her) into actually undergoing that abortion.”

With how much negative press surrounds Kane right now, it is hard to see him back in a Sharks jersey, at least for the start of the 2021-22 campaign. It is very unfortunate as he is a great player, proven by his team leading 49 points in 56 games last season, but he cannot seem to stay out of his own way.

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  1. honky2017

    August 25, 2021 at 4:07 am

    This guy is gross.

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