A civil lawsuit filed by Charles Oakley against New York Knicks owner James Dolan and Madison Square Garden has been dismissed.
Oakley filed the lawsuit in 2017, following a February incident that year in which he had a run-in with security personnel at the Garden.
Oakley was arrested and charged with two misdemeanor counts of assault, one misdemeanor count of aggravated harassment and one misdemeanor count of trespassing. He was also cited for two additional counts of harassment that are considered noncriminal violations.
The criminal case was dismissed and sealed in 2018.
He had been seeking compensation to be determined by a jury for emotional distress and/or mental anguish, punitive damages, damages to Oakley’s reputation and reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs.
Madison Square Garden issued the following statement in response to today’s ruling.
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