The Press Box
Stars' Green in Trouble Again
— Former Minnesota North Stars employees and fans accuse owner
Norm Green of repeatedly kissing and touching them, according to
statements in support of a sexual harassment lawsuit.
ticket-holder testified that Green, who moved the NHL team to
Dallas last year, once planted a team sticker on her breast
instead of her lapel. A Met Center usher said Green's hand
lingered on her buttocks while she worked a game at the
Bloomington, Minn., arena.
A former Green
assistant said he asked her to wear short skirts and position herself so
he could observe her legs.
The new statements
were contained in a document filed Friday in Hennepin County District
Court by Green's former executive assistant, Kari Dziedzic, who filed a
sexual harassment lawsuit against Green last year.
allegations surfaced in November 1992, Green admitted he had kissed
women employees and commented on their makeup, diets and appearance. As
a Canadian, he said, he did not realize that such behavior was
inappropriate in the United States. He vowed to change.
According to the
new documents, though, Green now describes the allegations as "a series
of lies" and denied many of the specific incidents.
will be heard Feb. 25. A trial is scheduled in May.