Bucks Co-Owner Marc Lasry named in Weinstein suit

Lasry named as defendant in civil suit
Posted at 7:03 PM, Dec 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-07 01:05:50-05

Milwaukee Bucks co-owner Marc Lasry, along with New York Knicks owner James Dolan, has been named as a defendant in a civil suit filed against movie producer, Harvey Weinstein,according to ESPN's Ian Begley.

Lasry is one of the three controlling partners, along with Wes Edens and Jamie Dinan, that purchased the Bucks from Herb Kohl in 2014 for $550 million. 

The lawsuit states that Lasry — along with other Weinstein associates — knew of the movie producer's "pattern and practice of predatory sexual conduct toward women" because of their relationship with him. 

Lasry was involved as a member of the Weinstein Company's board of directors from June 2016 (when he was brought on to replace Dolan) and left October 2017 in the wake of the scandal broke open by a Oct. 5 report from the New York Times that revealed Weinstein's predatory past through stories from Ashley Judd, Emily Nestor and others.

"Defendants' conduct has caused widespread damage, including personal injury, emotional distress, and damage to the careers of plaintiffs and the class, for which Defendants must be held responsible," the suit, officially filed by six women who allege they were assaulted by Weinstein says.  

A spokesperson for Lasry declined to comment on the situation. Dolan's spokesperson 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."

The Moroccan-born Lasry is worth 1.59 Billion dollars according to Forbes, is a major backer of the Democratic Party and last made headlines in November of 2016 when it was announced that the Bucks would no longer stay at President Donald Trump-branded hotels.