James Dolan Rumors
The people in courtroom 905 at the U.S. Courthouse in lower Manhattan were told to rise at about 2:35 Friday afternoon. U.S. District Judge Richard J. Sullivan entered and took his seat, and the next step in Charles Oakley’s civil suit against James Dolan and Madison Square Garden was underway. Oakley and Dolan weren’t there. But lawyers for the former Knicks forward and the Knicks owner were. It marked the first appearance before the judge in the case. This was a pre-motion conference.
The motion will be from the defendants to dismiss Oakley’s suit for monetary compensation over 10 causes of action, among them defamation, libel, slander, assault, battery, false imprisonment and denial of public accommodation.
Donald Trump’s approval ratings are in the tank, but apparently nothing can sap James Dolan’s enthusiasm. According to public records uncovered by the website Amplify, the Knicks owner already pledged $125,000 to get Trump re-elected in 2020. This was after the Daily News reported last year that Dolan donated over $300,000 to Trump’s 2016 election efforts. Dolan’s most recent contribution was Sept. 28.
New York Knicks owner James Dolan and Milwaukee Bucks co-owner Marc Lasry have been named as defendants in a civil suit filed against movie producer Harvey Weinstein. The suit alleges that Dolan and Lasry — among other Weinstein associates — knew of the movie producer’s “pattern and practice of predatory sexual conduct toward women” because of their relationship with him.
A spokesperson for Dolan told ESPN: “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.” A spokesperson for Lasry declined comment.
New York Knicks owner James Dolan knew that disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein preyed on women, a new lawsuit charges. 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.