Senators Suspend Randy Lee Pending Outcome of Harassment Case

Arrested for inappropriate touching of shuttle driver last month

Tom Puckett
June 15, 2018 - 6:15 pm

Ottawa, ON (WBEN) After his arrest last month on a charge of harassing a hotel shuttle driver here in Buffalo, Randy Lee has been suspended by the Ottawa Senators pending the outcome of the assistant general manager's case.

"Harassment in any form is unacceptable, whether it occurs inside or outside the work place. As a result, and with all the care and caution required in such cases, we have spent the past two weeks listening carefully to, and consulting with our community, our fan base and our partners to understand their expectations on the matter," says GM Pierre Dorion in a statement. "At the same time, we have worked with authorities in Buffalo, as well as with Randy Lee's lawyer, to ensure that Randy be granted the due process to which he is entitled. Until now, the Senators had never been made aware of a complaint against Randy, whether before or during his 23-year career with the team. He must be allowed to address the allegations against him through the court system."

But Dorion says questions Lee needs to answer won't likely happen until his next court date in Buffalo on July 6th. That's why the Senators are suspending Lee indefinitely, including his work with the AHL Belleville Senators.

Lee is accused of inappropriately touching and making lewd comments to a Westin hotel shuttle driver while he was in town for the NHL Combine. 

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