Kane attorney: Civil charges against accuser a possibility

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — Could the alleged victim in the Patrick Kane rape investigation face civil charges? Kane’s attorney says that it’s “not outside the realm of possibility.”

Paul Cambria spoke to the media late Thursday night after the attorney for Kane’s accuser announced he was withdrawing himself from her representation. He called the latest events “bizarre,” and said he believes that anytime someone attempts to corrupt the legal process, they need to be held accountable.

“I think from the statements that Mr. Eoannou made today, somebody attempted to use him to fabricate or to obstruct an undermine the science, and he obviously made a very clear statement that ethically he had to withdraw,” Cambria said. “Anyone who attempts to corrupt that and cause someone to be charged, to me, has to be held responsible. In order for the system to work, when people try to corrupt it, they need to be held accountable.”

He also cautioned that you don’t know who the victim is until all the facts are in, and said he thinks Kane has been victimized.

Cambria added that he respects Thomas Eoannou’s decision to separate himself from the case.

Erie County District Attorney Frank Sedita will be next to hold a press conference Friday morning.



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