NY bank exec accused of Hamptons rape due in court

Investment bank executive accused of raping woman in New York's Hamptons faces arraignment

Associated Press

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) -- A New York City investment banker raped a woman in his summer rental home after stripping naked and following her into the bathroom, prosecutors said.

Jason Lee, 37, was scheduled to be arraigned Friday morning in Suffolk County. He has pleaded not guilty and has been free on $20,000 bail since his Aug. 20 arrest.

The woman told detectives she first met Lee at a nightclub, where he bought drinks for her and her friends. She said Lee invited the group to a house in East Hampton that he had rented with his wife.

According to the district attorney's office, the woman told police Lee was naked when he attempted to follow her into a bathroom. She said as she tried to close the door, Lee shoved it open with enough force to cause her to fall to the floor, where he pinned her.

Lee, who lives in Manhattan, is on a leave of absence as a managing director in Goldman Sachs' equity capital markets department.

His attorney, Edward Burke Jr., said after his client's arrest that Lee is "adamant that this did not take place" and that he intended to fight the charges.

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