Wellspring Worker Told To Stay Quiet About Rape, Suit Says

Law360 (July 13, 2020, 8:53 PM EDT) -- The CEO of private equity firm Wellspring Capital Management LLC told a then-employee he'd "destroy" her career after she accused his son of sexual assault, she claimed in a recent state suit alleging violation of New York City's law against gender-motivated violence.

Taylor Lawrence sued Christopher Dawson — son of Wellspring CEO William Dawson — alleging the younger Dawson raped her at his father's apartment in 2014. The July 9 suit, which does not name either William Dawson or Wellspring Capital as defendants, alleges violation of the Victims of Gender-Motivated Violence Protection Act. 

In her complaint, Lawrence claims that the elder Dawson acknowledged...

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