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Skater’s harassment suit puts the Garden on thin ice

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Ex-Rangers City skater Courtney Prince has produced a paper trail to support her sexual harassment suit against Madison Square Garden. She introduced memos showing the Garden staff was digging up dirt on her before she filed suit.

Apparently, Garden staff extensively questioned fellow skaters about Prince’s attitude toward sex and comfort level in discussing it. The effort aimed to show Prince couldn’t have been the victim.

The case centers on an evening in 2003 when Prince met a Rangers VP and New York Times sportswriter at Daddy-O restaurant. Both sides admit to some steamy sex talk over appetizers, but Prince says the men then asked her to have sex in the restroom and made unwanted physical advances.

The EEOC recommended that the Garden implement sexual harassment training and pay Prince $800,000. That suggestion went over like a lead balloon, so a trial is imminent.  

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