Accuser 'infuriated' with Blackhawks 'turning a blind eye' in revenge porn case

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Chicago Blackhawks' minor leaguer, Garret Ross, was charged in Illinois with one felony count of non-consensual dissemination of a private sexual video, aka "revenge porn". The prosecution ended Tuesday afternoon when it was discovered Ross was in Michigan when he allegedly distributed the video.

Ross was suspended Tuesday morning by the Blackhawks pending the result of the legal process and he was reinstated to play for the AHL's Rockford IceHogs in the evening. The woman who made the accusations against Ross is deeply disturbed by the case's dismissal and the Blackhawks' decision to quickly reinstate him. Ross' accuser told The Chicago Tribune:

I was infuriated when I read about (the Blackhawks') decision. I was sitting at my desk at work literally shaking I was so mad. I saw it coming, but it still was devastating, especially since it was made known that the charges were dropped due to jurisdiction issues, not due to lack of evidence. 
What bothered me the most was that it took the Blackhawks 40 days after Ross was booked and charged to suspend him, but less than 10 hours to reinstate him. That right there shows how the organization feels about issues like this. The Blackhawks organization turned a blind eye, when they easily could have set an example within their organization that they do not tolerate this kind of behavior.

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