According to the report, a woman alleged Kane threatened her and attempted to force her into his car outside a Buffalo bar early Friday morning. In a separate complaint, a different woman alleged Kane tried to force her to exit the bar. Buffalo television station 7 Eyewitness News provided copies of both redacted reports:
Buffalo police spokesman Michael DeGeorge said Friday authorities had started a preliminary investigation into the allegations, per the Buffalo News. Paul J. Cambria, Kane's attorney, said his client "was not involved in an incident there."
Sabres general manager Tim Murray said he'd heard conflicting reports and didn't want to talk about the allegations in depth, per the Buffalo News' John Vogl:
I've heard the stories. The very first part of it that came out didn't sound very good. The stuff I've heard since is from people that have made statements that night that they say they didn't make statements.
I've talked to his agency. They've heard different stories than what was reported. I'm commenting, but I can't comment in detail because I've got nothing to comment on. I don't know all the details. I don't know what's right or wrong.
The police will investigate. There'll be evidence or there won't be evidence, and they'll either go forward or they'll go away.
In December, Buffalo police opened a sex offense investigation on Kane. Authorities ended the investigation in March. Acting Erie County District Attorney Michael Flaherty cited a lack of evidence against the 24-year-old as the reason not to file charges, per John Wawrow of the Associated Press, via the CBC.
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