Mike Comrie, the former professional hockey player and ex-husband of Hilary Duff, was spotted out in Los Angeles Thursday — the same day a Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson confirmed he’s involved in an investigation of an alleged sexual battery.
A source says the former NHL centre kept a low profile as he was spotted outside an L.A. office building. He was later seen alone outside of his condo.
On Friday, the department again confirmed he remains involved in an open investigation of an alleged sexual battery, but could not confirm further details, citing the confidentiality surrounding such cases. According to California law, sexual battery involves a person touching “an intimate part of another person” without their consent.
Calls to representatives for Comrie were not returned Thursday.
The Edmonton, Alberta, native spent 13 years as a professional hockey centre before announcing his retirement in 2012 following his third hip surgery. His father is the founder of The Brick, one of Canada’s largest retailers.
Duff and Comrie finalized their divorce in January of last year, after splitting almost two years earlier. The pair agreed to co-parent their now 4-year-old son Luca, sharing joint physical custody and adhering to a “mutually-agreed upon” schedule.
E! News reports that Duff, 29, was spotted in Costa Rica this week on a PDA-filled getaway with boyfriend and music producer Matthew Koma.
Last month, Koma shared an Instagram photo featuring three Polaroids of himself and Duff cuddled up, looking face-to-face and sharing a cupcake.
“Date night,” he captioned the picture.