After the verdict: What next?
A Manhattan jury today ruled that team President of Basketball Operations and coach Isiah Thomas and Madison Square Garden sexually harassed former Knicks exec Anucha Browne Sanders. However, the jury levied no punitive damages against Thomas himself. But they decide to hit MSG with a punitive charge – $11.6 million. “I’m innocent, I’m very innocent, and I did not do the things she has accused me in this courtroom of doing,” Thomas said before getting on a place for Charleston, S.C., where he was set to run the first practice of Knicks training camp this afternoon. “I’m extremely disappointed that the jury did not see the facts in this case. I will appeal this, and I remain confident in the man that I am and what I stand for and the family that I have.”
What a mess.
Though I was not in the courtroom, I am frankly surprised at the verdict – based on coverage of the trial I followed. That said, my wife called it from the beginning. Dang, she’s right again!
So long ago.