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'We are deeply troubled that the matter went this far'.

Former Goldman Sachs Managing Director Jason Lee was found not guilty of se.ually assaulting a 20-year-old Irish student in 2013 at his beach house in New York’s Hamptons.

Bloomberg News reports that Lee, 38, of Manhattan, was acquitted following a trial on eastern Long Island, just a few miles from the East Hampton luxury rental where the incident occurred.

The woman alleged that Lee assaulted her in the bathroom on the night of his 37th birthday, after meeting her at a now-closed nightclub in nearby Wainscott. Lee, who elected to be tried by a judge instead of a jury, said the encounter was consensual.

'This was a false accusation', Lee’s attorney Edward Burke Jr. told reporters after the verdict. 'We are deeply troubled that the matter went this far. The evidence was clear from day one and it took the judge less than 24 hours to dismiss all the charges'.

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