A federal appeals court has revived former Knick Charles Oakley’s lawsuit against Madison Square Garden and company owner James Dolan over a televised scuffle with security at a game, overruling a lower court’s decision to toss the case.
“I am appreciative of the appeals court as I now have a chance to show the world what I said from day one was true,” Oakley said in a statement of the altercation with security at a February 2017 basketball game at the Garden that went viral. “The truth is going to come out at trial, and Dolan will be held responsible for what he did.”
The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals reversed U.S. District Judge Richard Sullivan’s dismissal of Oakley’s assault and battery claims stemming from the Feb. 8 scuffle that led to the hoop star’s arrest.
Oakley claimed in his suit he was unfairly targeted by Dolan, who was seated a few rows in front of him when