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Venture Capitalist Sued For Alleged In-Flight Sex Battery

Law360 (February 14, 2018, 10:23 PM EST) -- A 29-year-old co-founder of tech companies hit a 73-year-old Silicon Valley venture capitalist with a sexual battery suit in California state court Wednesday, alleging that he groped her on a red-eye flight.

Rachel Danae Vachata, chief operating officer of a medical device company, claims that Lucio Lanza, managing director of Lanza Tech Ventures, groped her breast and repeatedly grabbed at her crotch during a July flight from San Francisco to Minneapolis.

“Throughout the assault, defendant went on about his power in the industry in which Ms....
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