Evander Kane Sued, Accused of Failing to Pay Woman $3M for Abortion

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistNovember 1, 2018

FILE - In this March 20, 2018, file photo, San Jose Sharks' Evander Kane waits for play to resume during the second period of the team's NHL hockey game against the New Jersey Devils in San Jose, Calif. The Sharks are closing in on a seven-year contract with Kane that will keep the high-scoring forward off the free-agent market. A person familiar with the negotiations says the contract is expected to be finalized on Wednesday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday night, May 22, on condition of anonymity because the deal hasn’t been completed. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
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A woman has filed a lawsuit against San Jose Sharks winger Evander Kane for $6 million.

Per TMZ Sports, the woman stated in her lawsuit that Kane promised to pay $3 million after she agreed to abort three different pregnancies between 2016 and 2018. 

After the first two abortions, the woman didn't want to have another one and said Kane began "bullying" her before offering $3 million to terminate the third pregnancy. She said she had the procedure done in June 2018 but Kane never paid her the money. 

Paul J. Cambria Jr., Kane's attorney, issued a statement on his client's behalf refuting the woman's accusations:

"We've received notice of the filing of a lawsuit by someone referred to as Jane Doe alleging a breach of contract against Evander Kane. We firmly believe that this lawsuit is baseless both factually and legally. We will aggressively defend this claim in court on Evander's behalf and assert all applicable counterclaims." 

In the lawsuit, the woman said Kane began accusing her of extortion and told her to start communicating with his attorney.

In addition to the original $3 million payment the woman said she is owed, she is seeking additional compensation for damages that include intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Kane is in his 10th NHL season. The 2018-19 campaign is his first full year with the Sharks, who acquired him in a trade with the Buffalo Sabres in February.


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