The mother of Aldrich's second victim commented on the Kyle Beach interview

Published November 8, 2021 at 9:46 PM

During the interview in which he revealed his identity, Kyle Beach took the time to apologize to the other victims of Brad Aldrich for taking so long to come forward, and to thank the other young man who filed the complaint against the former Blackhawks video coach.

The mother of Aldrich's second victim, a 16-year-old player who was abused by Aldrich while working in the small town of Houghton, said she was overcome with emotion when she watched the interview with Beach, especially the part where he thanked her son for filing a complaint against their abuser.

I wanted to give him a hug," she told Rick Westhead. I just wanted to tell him that everything will be okay. It's not his fault at all. He's a survivor, just like my son. Yes, they were victims, and they survived. He is so brave; we admire him. I wish I could have hugged him like I did my son. And tell him I'm sorry he went through this."

The mother of the man who is commonly referred to as "John Doe 2," also took issue with NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, who had said the league needed more information to be able to provide the same psychological support to her son as Beach.

"I think he would need a new job, or to retire," she said of Bettman. I don't think he has empathy for children, or for young adults. If he needs more information, I have a folder full of it for him to read. I have the documents from the court. If that's what it takes for him to help my son, I have all that."

In addition, she also revealed that despite all the bad memories it brings back, "John Doe 2" continues to watch hockey games on television, and even those involving the Chicago Blackhawks.

"He's been watching Hawks games recently, but really, he's not really watching the game. He's watching the stands instead. There are fewer and fewer people in the stands in Chicago, and hopefully that's part of the reason," she concluded.

Source : RDS
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