Former Ottawa Senators assistant general manager Randy Lee and the team are being sued for negligence by a hotel shuttle bus driver who says Lee harassed him last June in Buffalo, N.Y., according to The Associated Press.
The 19-year-old driver said Lee inappropriately touched himself while making lewd comments and rubbing his shoulders while still a member of the Senators.
The lawsuit states that the plaintiff "was injured externally, internally, and permanently in and about the head, body, limbs, and nervous system so that he became and will continue to be disabled and will continue to suffer pain, discomfort, disfigurement, distress, and psychological adjustment, distress, and trauma."
The suit says the Senators should be found liable because the club was aware of Lee's alleged history of lewd behavior and didn't take action to stop it. A bar and grill called 716 is also listed as a defendant, as the suit says the establishment's employees continued to serve drinks to Lee after he was visibly drunk.
An attorney for the Senators said the organization would "vigorously fight" what he called a "frivolous" civil complaint. Lee's lawyer declined to comment, while the owners of 716 didn't provide an immediate comment.
Lee resigned from his position with the organization in August and pleaded guilty in December for a criminal violation stemming from the incident.