The law firm stated it “found no evidence of any additional reports of sexual misconduct by Mr. Aldrich while employed by Miami. Moreover, there was no evidence that Miami was negligent in screening Mr. Aldrich prior to his employment with Miami.”
The report stated: “Finally, Miami was limited in its ability to communicate or make the allegations against Mr. Aldrich known to others. This limitation was the result of the (accusers) decision not to move forward with making formal criminal complaints, as well as the lack of any national tracking system or database containing allegations of non-adjudicated allegation of sexual misconduct.”
“There is no evidence that Miami could or should have taken any additional action based on the information known to them at the time,” stated officials with Barnes & Thornburg in their report.
Jessica Rivinius, spokeswoman for Miami, said: “We take allegations of sexual assault very seriously and believe that those who commit these heinous crimes should be held accountable.”
“Our commitment to supporting the victims of these crimes led us to seek an independent and thorough review of Bradley Aldrich’s employment at Miami. The findings of the report reassure us that we followed the proper protocols in these cases,” said Rivinius.
The Associated Press reported last week an attorney, who represents a former Chicago Blackhawks player who alleges he was sexually assaulted by a then-assistant coach in 2010, said her client has been interviewed as part of the team’s review of the accusations.
A former federal prosecutor has been hired by the Blackhawks to conduct what the team says is an independent investigative review of the allegations in a pair of lawsuits filed against the franchise. In an internal memo sent on June 28, CEO Danny Wirtz said Reid Schar and Jenner & Block LLP “have been directed to follow the facts wherever they lead.”
The Associated Press contributed to this story