Goldman Sachs’s Lee pleads not guilty to assault charges

Goldman Sachs Managing Director Jason Lee pleaded not guilty to charges he raped a woman at his rental home in East Hampton, New York, the wealthy beach community on the east end of Long Island.

Bloomberg News reports that Jason Lee, 37, wearing a dark suit and accompanied by his wife, was arraigned Friday before Suffolk County Judge Barbara Kahn in Riverhead, New York.

Lee, of Manhattan, was arrested and charged with first-degree rape in August after police went to his Clover Leaf Lane home and learned that a woman had been sexually assaulted inside the residence, where several people had gathered, according to a police statement.

A grand jury indicted Lee last month on one count of first-degree rape, which carries a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison, and misdemeanor counts of assault and sexual misconduct, according to court records. He was freed at the time on $20,000 cash bail. Bail was set Friday at $100,000 cash, with the $20,000 applied to that amount. Lee left the courthouse after posting the additional bail. He was ordered to turn in his passport.

Lee’s employer wasn’t identified in the police statement. Lee is head of convertibles at Goldman Sachs and has been placed on leave, according to a person familiar with the matter who wasn’t authorized to speak publicly about a private personnel matter and asked not to be named.

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