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Attorney: Doughty rape charge decision expected Tuesday

Jun 25, 2012, 5:41 PM EDT

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According to Rich Hammond of LA Kings Insider, there won’t be any decision regarding possible rape charges for Drew Doughty today — but one is expected to come tomorrow.

Craig Renetzky, Doughty’s attorney, told Hammond that a decision for the case is “not likely to occur” on Monday, but “will most likely be made on Tuesday.”

Doughty, 23, could face charges stemming from an alleged sexual assault in early March.

Here’s what the L.A. Times wrote on June 19:

Sgt. Robert Higgins said the 25-year-old woman told police she met Doughty at a bar near the Hermosa Beach Pier on March 1. The two went to Doughty’s home, where she turned down a proposition in front of several teammates.

They took a cab to her home, where she accused Doughty of raping her.

The woman reported the incident to police the same day.

Higgins said detectives asked her to call the hockey player while they listened, but she refused. He said the woman has been “less than cooperative” and that the district attorney’s office and police have “found credibility problems.”

The district attorney is expected to decide by Friday whether to prosecute, he said.

The woman has hired attorney Gloria Allred to represent her.

Renetzky later took to Twitter to announce he was representing Doughty in response to the allegations. He has a history of representing NHLers in legal matters, including Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Mike Komisarek and former Kings assistant coach Mark Hardy.

Renetzky has stated throughout the past week that he doesn’t expect the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office to file charges.

  1. cowboyscanada - Jun 25, 2012 at 7:55 PM

    If its found to be a false allegation, the cops better charge her!

  2. buffalo72 - Jun 25, 2012 at 8:30 PM

    He shoots. He scores!

  3. nhlobsessed - Jun 25, 2012 at 8:33 PM

    What I see as a big red flag that points to this being a false claim is the statement about them supposedly taking a cab to her home together. Now maybe it’s just me, but if someone had asked me for sex and I refused, I would not be taking a cab home with that person. And let’s look at it this way: according to this girl’s claim, they were at Doughty’s home. Why would Doughty leave his home (full of other people mind you) to go to her home when she had already said no to having sex with him?

  4. navzgm - Jun 25, 2012 at 8:58 PM

    Another case of some stupid girl looking for a big payday imo

  5. kcredneck - Jun 25, 2012 at 9:03 PM

    Why even put yourself in that position, will Big Bubba get to see the Cup in jail?

  6. sjsharks66 - Jun 25, 2012 at 9:25 PM

    If she said it was doughty months before they won the cup is she really targeting him? Or did it really happen?

  7. ron05342 - Jun 25, 2012 at 10:33 PM

    My favorite part of this entire story is when she (reportedly) tells the police “I don’t want to see him win a Stanley Cup!”

    Quite the motivation. One wonders if she is actually a Ducks fan.

  8. id4joey - Jun 26, 2012 at 8:58 AM

    Exactly kcred. Why put yourself in that position? I suppose because he’s 23 and there are a lot of hot girls in So Cal.

  9. cathyc100 - Jun 26, 2012 at 7:59 PM

    First off, the boy went from what 800K to 7Mil a year what kind of girls does he think he is going to attract when he is bar hopping. He is a fame whore and thinks he is all that and it is going to get him in trouble if he doesn’t grow up and get his head out of his ass. Even if she is being less than truthful, something happened that night and it goes to show his behavior off the ice. Way to represent your team Dough Boy.

    • georgemuresanwasmygiant - Jun 27, 2012 at 12:08 AM

      Unless he is carrying the Cup around with him most people aren’t going to recognize famous hockey player Drew Doughty in LA.

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