Knicks news: Charles Oakley will file civil suit in relation to Madison Square Garden incident
Charles Oakley’s run-in with Madison Square Garden security may have happened back in February, but even if seven months have already passed, he is still not ready to just let it go, and is reportedly preparing to take action inside the court room.
According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the 53-year-old New York Knicks legend will be filing a civil lawsuit targeting James Dolan, stemming from the incident where he was forced to leave his seat and escorted by security personnel.
“Former New York Knicks great Charles Oakley is preparing to file a civil suit in response to a February run-in with security at Madison Square Garden and the incident’s aftermath, sources familiar with the matter told ESPN.”
“Oakley’s civil suit is expected to be filed shortly, per sources.”
“Oakley hinted at the possibility of taking civil action against Dolan when he accepted a deal to have charges stemming from the incident dismissed. It is unclear if the civil suit will specifically target James Dolan, the owner of Madison Square Garden and the Knicks, or the larger entity of Madison Square Garden.”
Charles Oakley has since reached a plea agreement that rids him of all misdemeanor assault charges from the fateful night, granted that he stays out of trouble for the next six months. However, has also been banned for life from Madison Square Garden, only a few days after the incident. The 6-foot-8 bruiser was busy lately as he was part of the BIG3’s inaugural season, where he served as both player and coach for the Killer 3’s.
No statement has been issued yet by James Dolan and company, but it’s expected that they will release one soon, especially once the lawsuit has been filed by Oakley.