Court documents detail alleged Evander Kane incident

Posted at 6:21 PM, Jul 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-27 14:42:05-04

7 Eyewitness News has obtained court documents pertaining to the complaints against Sabres forward Evander Kane on June 24th at Bottoms Up, a bar on Chippewa Street.

In a sworn statement, one of the female accusers says Kane told her she was going to come to his house and "she was going to like it."

Kane allegedly grabbed her neck with both hands and pulled her close to him.

"It was like I couldn't breathe. It hurt," the complainant wrote.

At another point in the night, she alleges Kane approached her again and pulled her hair back.  The document notes that Kane does this every time he sees her.

Another complaint against Kane came from a bouncer at the bar, who was working that night.

In the documents, the bouncer said he received a text message around 3 a.m. the morning of June 24th from a D.J. who was working in the club. The message said "Kane's gotta go now," and said Kane had grabbed someone by the throat.

The bouncer said he then personally talked to Kane about several women's complaints that he had grabbed them inappropriately. Kane replied, "I'm going to pretend I didn't hear you."

The bouncer alleges Kane then pushed him against a register, grabbed him and another security officer, and threatened to kill him.

Police had been investigating allegations stemming from that night, and on Friday July 22, Kane turned himself into Central Booking.

The 24-year-old is charged with four separate counts of non-criminal harassment and one count of criminal trespass, a misdemeanor. He was processed at Central Booking and issued a ticket to appear in Buffalo City Court on August 1st.

Kane's attorney, Paul Cambria, says he has seen the allegations and video which purports to support the allegations.  

"I don't agree with the allegations at all," Cambria said. "I don't think they're substantiated by the videos.  My client maintains he has done nothing wrong."

Cambria says Kane will plead not guilty.

The Buffalo Sabres released a statement regarding Kane's arrest, saying, "We are aware of the charges against Evander Kane stemming from an incident last month. Our organization will have no further comment at this time."

This is not his first time having legal trouble in Buffalo. In March, prosecutors said Kane would not face a sexual assault charges stemming from a December incident because there was no evidence supporting the allegation.