Randy Lee had his latest court date on Friday, and while his attorney did not deny the content of what's being alleged against the Ottawa Senators' a sistant general manager, he did try to dismi s it reached the level of a sault.
Leeappeared in a Buffalo courtFriday, where his attorney, Paul Shawne Merriman Jerseys Cambria, said what occurred between Lee and a 19-year-old shuttle driver in May did not constitute hara sment.
Lee ischarged with two counts of second-degree hara sment, which Cambria had earlier said , characterizing the plaintiff's suit as a "cash grab."
In Buffalo for the NHL Combine, Lee took a shuttle from his hotel, when he allegedly made lewd comments Natrone Means Jerseys while rubbingthe shoulders of the 19-year-old driver.
Lee wassuspended indefinitely by the Senatorsfollowing the incident.
"There is nothing there that supports an intent to hara s, annoy or harm," Cambria said in court Nasir Adderley Jerseys on Friday, according to .Theres no crime alleged, theres no offense. The facts are insufficient to support the charges. Its as simple as that.
At no point during the proceedings did Cambria argue that what's being alleged did not happen, just that it did not constitute hara sment.
But there is a secondary piece to the hara sment statute in Buffalo, one thatRosanne E. Johnson, chief of the Special Victims Bureau for the Erie County district attorneys office, said that Cambria was ignoring in his latest defense.
Johnson told the court Lee made the situation worse by continuing to rub the driver's shoulders, even after he asked Lee to Austin Ekeler Jerseys stop, and also violated the portion of the hara sment statute thatwhen a person, " ... otherwise subjects the other person to physical contact.
Judge Amy C. Martochewill levy a decision Aug. 20 on Cambria's motion to dismi s all charges.
According to the court documents, Lee also allegedlyintroduced himself as "Rick" and said he was a Joey Bosa T Shirts physical therapist for the team and worked in the IT department. In court on Thursday, according to the Citizen, Johnson also said that Lee instructedthe driver to slow down and told him no one would see them while the incident occurred.
It is clearly, on its face, offensive conduct, shesaid.
The Senators, , said they would wait for the legal proceedings to conclude before DeAndre Carter Jerseys taking any further po sible action.
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