Rape charges against Hilary Duffs ex-husband dismissed

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Sexual assault charges levelled against Mike Comrie have been dropped, with Us Weekly confirming that prosecutors have determined sufficient reasonable doubt in the story of his accuser to drop the charges that have dogged the ex-NHL star and former husband of Hilary Duff since February. News that the case was dismissed due to insufficient evidence.

The former-hockey player, who was married to Duff until 2014, was investigated over an encounter on February 11 at his L.A. home after inviting two women over for drinks and sex.

Duff, 29, and Comrie, 36, parted ways in January 2014 after almost four years of marriage.

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And now, reportedly prosecutors have cited "reasonable doubt" over the accusation of non-consensual anal sex.

The woman told police, reports TMZ, that she told Comrie to stop but he refused, and then "allegedly choked her and told her she couldn't tell him what to do".

The 36-year-old Canadian native and Duff share their 5-year-old son Luca. The first woman had consensual sex with the retired hockey player and left. The woman says she showered after the incident and then she and Mike engaged in another sexual act with her consent.

After leaving Comrie's, the accuser went to a rape treatment center where examiners found lacerations on her anus, but said the injury could have been sustained during consensual and non-consensual sex, reports the website.

Authorities listened to the recordings, where they say Comrie appeared to be heavily intoxicated but was adamant about her consent and did not cop to any wrongdoing.

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