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Allegations regarding Edmonton Oilers owner and ballerina dropped: source

Allegations in US court documents regarding alleged sexual encounters involving ballerinas with Edmonton Oilers owner Darryl Katz have been dropped, Global News said. I knew.

Sources within the Oilers Entertainment Group (Global News agreed not to be named) said Monday that Katz had paid for sex with a 17-year-old woman. Lawyers for the couple who claimed to have paid said they were told. The year-old ballerina dropped her charges after being presented with her evidence by Katz's legal team.

In a statement issued to Global News when the allegations came to light last month, Katz's attorney said his client "unconditionally" accepted the allegations. said to be in denial.

A third-party counterclaim was filed by Mitchell Taylor Button and Dusty Button on July 8, 2022, claiming that her seven women who filed the lawsuit and five of her others, including Katz, was named. The counterclaim responded to sexual misconduct allegations made against Button. Among those making allegations is a ballerina named Sage Humphries who claimed Button had a sexual encounter with Katz.

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In a statement issued to NBC News last month, Humphries' attorney, Sigrid McCauley, said her client "had a business relationship with Mr. Katz and there was no sexual relationship between the two." said.

Dusty the ballerina Her Button and her husband taught ballet to her students. In third-party counterclaims, they allege that the lawsuit against them was an extortion attempt. They describe the accusations against them as "fabricated."

Global News contacted her OEG for an official statement on the latest developments in the case, and also contacted Buttons' and Humphries' attorneys. I was. In an email to Global News, attorneys for the Buttons declined to comment, tellingGlobal News thatGlobal News was not yet available. I was told to refer to official court documents. to access.

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