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Lawyer: ‘Mr. Voynov never hit the woman’

Slava Voynov

Slava Voynov


The lawyer for Kings defenseman Slava Voynov maintains that his client has committed no crime, despite Voynov’s arrest for domestic assault on Monday.

The lawyer, Craig Renetzky, tells The Hockey News that the alleged victim was hospitalized for injuries related to an “accident,” not an assault, and that a language barrier has created a misunderstanding.

“Hopefully, the police will get that,” Renetzky said. “And we’re hoping the NHL looks at the new evidence and will lift the suspension. What the police will find out when they talk to her is that the action was not related to Mr. Voynov. I can’t go into complete details, but Mr. Voynov never hit the woman. This is really just a pure accident and we’re going to provide them with some additional evidence we hope they’ll present to the District Attorney’s office. And if they do, based on my experience, they don’t have a case.

“I think if the authorities act properly and do a complete investigation, they will have to find that charges are not warranted.”

On Monday, the Redondo Beach Police Department said in a statement that officers “made contact with the victim at the hospital and determined that a crime of domestic violence did, in fact, occur.”