A nurse who examined a woman prosecutors said was raped by former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Managing Director Jason Lee testified the woman’s injuries were consistent with the charges.
Tara Accavallo said Thursday she examined the woman at a hospital about six hours after the alleged rape, which prosecutors said took place in August 2013 at Lee’s Hamptons beach house.
“She was shaking very badly throughout the exam and crying intermittently,” Accavallo told New York State Supreme Court Justice Barbara Kahn in Riverhead on the sixth day of the nonjury trial.
Responding to questions by defense attorney Andrew Lankler, Accavallo said it was possible injuries to the woman’s vaginal area discovered during the examination were the result of consensual sex.
The woman, now 22, testified Tuesday that Lee attacked her in the bathroom of his $33,000-a-month rental home in East Hampton on the night of his 37th birthday.
Lee claims they had consensual sex. The former banker waived his right to a jury and faces as long as 25 years in prison if convicted of first-degree rape.
The case is New York v. Lee, 02053/2013, New York State Supreme Court, Suffolk County (Riverhead).