NEWSWEEK: Marc Held, Partner at Held & Hines, Quoted
- Posted on: Aug 27 2018
“It’s still going on every single day, and it’s a crime,” said attorney Marc Held, who represents the Equinox Wall Street victim, among others.
“I do suspect he may release another statement and potentially new documents in the future,” said Held of his client after American Media Inc. rescinded the deal. “Mr. Sajudin hopes the truth will come out in the very near future.”
Selon Me Marc Held, l’actuel avocat de Sajudin, celui-ci avait bien passé un contrat avec AMI le 15 novembre 2015, donnant au groupe de presse l’exclusivité du récit de l’ancien portier du gratte-ciel de 72 étages au cœur de Manhattan, au sommet duquel Donald Trump vivait avant de s’installer à la Maison Blanche.
“Mr. Sajudin has been unable to discuss the circumstances regarding his deal with American Media Inc. and the story that he sold to them, due to a significant financial penalty,” Sajudin’s lawyer Marc Held told CNN.
“Mr. Sajudin has been unable to discuss the circumstances regarding his deal with American Media Inc. and the story that he sold to them, due to a significant financial penalty,” Held told CNN. “Just recently, AMI released Mr. Sajudin from the terms of his agreement and he is now able to speak about his personal experience with them, as well as his story, which is now known to be one of the ‘catch and kill’ pieces. Mr. Sajudin hopes the truth will come out in the very near future.”
Marc Held, who represents the plaintiff, told Law360 in a Wednesday email that any business, including a gym, has a duty to protect its members from sexual assault and harassment.
“As such, a member of a gym has the right to use the gym’s facilities, including the steam room, without being touched, groped or assaulted,” he wrote.
Equinox employees have known for years that their “members were engaging in orgies, indecent exposure, masturbation, sexual assault, sexual harassment and lewd behavior in the men’s steam rooms” — yet ignored it all, according to SC’s Manhattan Supreme Court suit.