New York Knicks Owner James Dolan and Milwaukee Bucks Co-owner Marc Lasry were named as defendants in a civil lawsuit filed against Hollywood movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, alleging that the sports bigwigs helped cover up Weinstein’s sexual misconduct.
The suit claims that Dolan and Lasry knew of Weinstein’s “pattern and practice of predatory sexual conduct toward women” but covered it up for years because of their close relationship with the Hollywood producer, ESPN reported.
In 2007, they were hit with $11.6 million in punitive damages after a Knicks executive sued over sexual harassment.
The settlement came as part of a lawsuit brought by former Knicks executive Anucha Browne Sanders who sued the team, the arena, and Knicks coach Isiah Thomas.
The Browne Sanders suit claimed that Isiah Thomas started sexually harassed her right after the Knicks hired him in 2003.