Ottawa Senators assistant general manager Randy Lee faces a second charge of harassment for allegedly making lewd comments and rubbing the shoulders of a 19-year-old male shuttle driver in Buffalo last month.
The additional charge falls under a separate subsection of the U.S. legal code outlining the violation of harassment. The new charge filed this week defines harassment as someone who “repeatedly commits acts which alarm or seriously annoy” another person, and “serve no legitimate purpose.”
That’s different from the initial charge, which defines harassment as someone striking or making physical contact with another person.
Lee will be formally presented with the second charge at his next court appearance on July 6.
He was arrested on May 31 for allegedly harassing the shuttle driver during the NHL’s pre-draft scouting combine being held in Buffalo.
Lee allegedly continued placing his hands on the driver’s shoulders even after being told to stop, prosecutors said.
Lee’s lawyer Paul Cambria declined comment involving the second charge. Cambria did tell The Associated Press he has been contacted by another lawyer regarding the possibility of the driver launching a civil suit against Lee.
Cambria would not provide further details.
The Senators suspended Lee two weeks after he was first charged, a suspension the team said would be in place “until the allegations against him are ruled upon by the courts.”