The Q rating for New York Knicks Owner James Dolan is already pretty low in New York and around the country, as he is seen as a trust fund kid that is unprepared for his role and unfit to run a major and historic corporation like the Knicks (reminds me of some other situation happening right now, I can’t quite put my finger on it…).
This new report released by Maya Salam of the New York Times won’t help.
Dolan and Bucks Co-Owner Marc Lasry were both named in a class action lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein, Miramax and the Weinstein Company for his sexual assault and misconduct allegations, as board of directors members who perpetuated and covered up Weinstein’s acts.
Here is an excerpt from the piece:
“A class-action lawsuit was filed on Wednesday against Harvey Weinstein, Miramax, The Weinstein Company and members of its board of directors, claiming that these entities worked to “perpetuate and conceal Weinstein’s widespread sexual harassment and assault,” a cover-up that amounts to civil racketeering.
In a joint statement, the six plaintiffs said, “We are but six women representing hundreds” who have been harassed or assaulted by Mr. Weinstein.
Two of the defendants named in the suit are James Dolan, owner of the New York Knicks, and Marc Lasry, a co-owner of the Milwaukee Bucks. Both men are former members of the Weinstein Company’s board of directors — Mr. Dolan from mid-2015 to June 2016, and Mr. Lasry from mid-2016 to October 2017, according to the suit.”
While it would be really hard to prove any connection with Dolan and Lasry to the acts that Weinstein has been accused of and nothing more may come of this for them, this is definitely something the NBA will want to distance itself from as it looks bad for the league and sexual assault and harassment are disgusting acts that are never okay under any circumstances in society.
We’ll see if either team releases a statement on this matter.