Evander Kane just cannot seem to stop the bleeding when it comes to his personal life.
This time around, the San Jose Sharks star has issues with a broken promise about paying for abortions. You read that correctly.
The story involves Kane and a woman who claims he promised her $2 million for having an abortion. Hope Parker sued Kane back in 2018.
“Plaintiff (Parker) was unwilling to terminate the third pregnancy until Defendant (Kane) offered her two to three million dollars to do so,” federal bankruptcy judge Stephen Johnson wrote, per The Athletic.
“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.’
“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.”
A federal judge has now given the go-ahead for the lawsuit to continue, which means Parker, who first sued in 2018, can start seeking things like electronic correspondence and testimony from Kane, who has said he “changed his mind” about paying Parker the agreed upon amount just prior to her providing him proof of the abortion.
Parker’s lawsuit was postponed in 2020 because of the global pandemic.
As shocking as it may be, this abortion lawsuit is the least of his worries as the Sharks winger has been embroiled in several personal, off-ice issues over the past few months, including bankruptcy filings, a messy divorce, and his estranged wife outing him for betting on NHL games.
On top of that, his own teammates don’t seem to want him back on the team.