Sexual assault charges levelled against Mike Comrie have been dropped, with Us Weekly confirming that prosecutors have determined sufficient reasonable doubt in the story of his accuser to drop the charges that have dogged the ex-NHL star and former husband of Hilary Duff since February.
TMZ was the first to report that charges were filed by an unidentified woman who joined Comrie and another woman at his home on Feb. 11. According to TMZ’s report, the woman alleged that she and Comrie were having consensual sex until he began engaging in anal sex with her, which she says was not consensual.
The woman told police, reports TMZ, that she told Comrie to stop but he refused, and then “allegedly choked her and told her she couldn’t tell him what to do. The woman claims the sexual assault lasted 45 seconds.”
However, prosecutors examining the case found plenty of holes in the woman’s story, such as her claim that she took a shower after the alleged assault — and then engaged in another consensual sex act with Comrie, which she claims “got rough when he slapped her in the face.”
It was at this point that she began making an audio recording of Comrie with her phone, accusing him of sexually assaulting her.
“In the end, investigators say they can’t prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Comrie acted without believing he had consent,” adds TMZ, “and therefore they will not move forward with charges.”