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Blackhawks Reach Settlement in Negligence Lawsuit Over Kyle Beach Abuse

Kyle Beach and the Chicago Blackhawks have reached a settlement in the negligence lawsuit against the Blackhawks as it pertains to the abuse he endured 11 years ago.
Kyle Beach

The legal team for Kyle Beach and the Chicago Blackhawks have reached a settlement in the negligence lawsuit filed against the Blackhawks, the two sides announced in a joint statement on Wednesday evening. 

Both Beach's legal team and the Blackhawks were set to meet with a mediator today in the hopes of reaching a settlement that was deemed fair by both parties. Reportedly, that has happened. 

The joint statement is as follows: 

"The parties are pleased to announce that today's mediation resulted in a confidential settlement between the Blackhawks and Kyle Beach. The Blackhawks hope that this resolution will bring some measure of peace and closure for Mr. Beach. As for the Blackhawks organization, we remain steadfast in our commitment to ensure that, going forward, this team will be a beacon of professionalism, respect, and integrity in our community. We remain grateful for the trust and support of the Blackhawks community, and we promise to continue working every day to earn and maintain that trust"

No amount of money can heal the pain Beach has endured at the hands of those enabled by the Blackhawks organization. This settlement is merely a small way to support him for the courage it took to make the trauma he endured public, leading to a full-scale shift in the sports world. 

Kyle Beach is a hero. And that is the main story here. 

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