Big shot banker to appear in court charged with rape of 20-year-old Irish woman
A former Goldman Sachs banker is set to go to trial next Wednesday charged with the rape of an Irish woman.
Managing director Jason Lee chose to be tried by a New York state judge on charges that he raped the student at a €30,000 per month rental home in East Hampton, New York, almost two years ago.
Mr Lee (38) from Manhattan, waived his right to a jury trial while before New York State Supreme Court Justice Barbara Kahn on Tuesday and pleaded not guilty. His lawyer, Andrew Lankler, did not say why Mr Lee decided against a jury trial.
Prosecutors say the victim, who returned to Ireland after the alleged attack, will give evidence at the trial. They sought permission to submit evidence in the trial that a friend tried to hire an escort for Lee before the alleged rape.