LA Kings' Drew Doughty Will Not Face Rape Charges
Los Angeles Kings player Drew Doughty will not face charges stemming from accusations the hockey star raped a woman after meeting her at a local bar.
Today the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced they were declining to file charges against Doughty, reports City News Service, citing "insufficient evidence," according to Deputy District Attorney Christi Frey in a charge evaluation worksheet.
The unidentified woman says that after a night of drinking--with separate groups of friends--at Sharkeez Bar in Hermosa Beach March 1, Doughty had raped her and forced her to perform oral sex on him at his home.
The alleged victim declined an offer from authorities to record a call between the woman and Doughty in an attempt to get incriminating statements; the woman said she did not want to speak to Doughty.
The police reportedly took the woman's claim seriously, but then she said something that made them think perhaps she wasn't on the up-and-up. When they asked her what she thought would be suitable punishment for Doughty, her reply was: "I don't want him to win the Stanley Cup."