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Tuesday, October 02, 2007



Isiah Found Liable for Sexual Harassment.
A jury ruled Tuesday that New York Knicks coach Isiah Thomas sexually harassed a former top team executive, subjecting her to unwanted advances and a barrage of verbal insults, but also ruled he does not have to pay punitive damages.
After an ugly, three-week trial, the ruling gives Thomas a partial victory in the $10 million lawsuit filed by Anucha Browne Sanders.
The jury did find that Madison Square Garden committed harassment against the woman, and ruled that she is entitled to punitive damages from MSG.
U.S. District Judge Gerard E. Lynch called it an "imminently reasonable" verdict and said the jury will be asked to return later Tuesday to hear brief arguments on punitive damages.
The harassment verdict was widely expected after the jury sent a note to the judge Monday indicating that it believed Thomas and the other defendants, Madison Square Garden and MSG chairman James Dolan, sexually harassed Browne Sanders.

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Response: Quick question Isiah, your feeling that it's okay to call a woman a bitch or ho is now going to cost you $10 million and your organization punitive damages that may be substantially higher. But you know what else should it cost? Your job. I'm sure the Knicks and Madison Sq. Garden has a sexual harassment policy and fraternization policy in place. You didn't allegedly anything, you admitted to kissing her and giving her hugs and I also believe you admitted to noticing her withdrawal from your hugs. Isiah, exactly what signal did you think she was giving? an alley oop? Good job for the jury and it seems that the judge was impressed with your deliberation. I have no qualms or complaints. Maybe Los Angeles County can transplant them in the next Phil Spector and upcoming OJ cases.

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