Six women claim that New York Knicks’ owner James Dolan knew about Harvey Weinstein preying on women.
New York Knicks’ owner James Dolan has been named as a defendant in the Harvey Weinstein case, alleging that he knew about him preying on women, according to the New York Daily News.
Here are the details from the Daily News:
Dolan, who was a director of the Weinstein Company from mid-2015 to June 2016, “knew of Weinstein’s pattern and practice of predatory sexual conduct toward women from his personal relationship with Weinstein and his position as a director of TWC,” according to the Manhattan Federal Court lawsuit, which was filed Wednesday.
The lawsuit that names Dolan as a defendant was issued by six women. Louisette Geiss, Katherine Kendall, Zoe Brock, Sarah Ann Thomas, Melissa Sagemiller and Nannette Klatt. They’re also claiming that the Weinstein Comapny helped cover up his crimes.
Knicks’ fans can only hope that Dolan’s alleged involvement could lead to him having to give up his control over the franchise.
If Dolan is found guilty in any way, I’m not sure the NBA and commissioner Adam Silver would want to deal with the negative press that follows the hated Knicks’s owner.
If former Los Angeles Clippers’ owner Donald Sterling can lose his team for being racist, Dolan could lose the Knicks if he’s found guilty of allowing Weinstein to sexually assault women.
Update: Dolan’s spokesman has released a statement on his behalf.
From a spokesperson for James Dolan: “We just received the complaint and are currently reviewing. We will not have a comment until that is complete. We can state that Mr. Dolan is confident that he acted appropriately in all matters relating to his time on the Weinstein board." https://t.co/9xXnM0ci8h
— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) December 6, 2017
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