Faruqi Atty Tells Jury He Was Too Drunk To Perform

Law360, New York (January 26, 2015, 6:05 PM EST) -- Embattled Faruqi & Faruqi LLP partner Juan Monteverde took the witness stand in New York federal court Monday to deny allegations that he sexually assaulted an associate after a holiday party in 2011, telling jurors he was too drunk at the time to "consummate the act."

Monteverde offered a detailed account of the events following the holiday party on December 15, 2011, when he and plaintiff Alexandra Marchuk returned to the firm’s Midtown Manhattan office. Marchuk has claimed during the trial that Monteverde forcibly had sex with her after she told him to stop, but Monteverde testified Monday that he was unable...

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