Goldman Sachs exec accused of rape in East Hampton

Left, Jason Lee, who was arrested by Easton Left, Jason Lee, who was arrested by Easton Hampton Town Police on charges of first-degree rape. Right, the house where the incident allegedly took place. (Aug. 22, 2013) Photo Credit: East Hampton Town Police, Doug Kuntz

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A New York City man was arraigned on a charge of first-degree rape after police said they responded to a call of a disturbance at his East Hampton residence, East Hampton Town police said Thursday.

Jason Lee, 37, of 60 Beach St. in TriBeCa, who serves as one of thousands of managing directors at the Goldman Sachs investment bank, was released after posting $20,000 cash bail Tuesday at East Hampton Justice Court, authorities said.

Lee was arrested after police arrived at his other residence on Clover Leaf Lane, where a group of people had gathered, according to a department news release.

While investigating, officers learned a woman, 20, said she was sexually assaulted at the home, the release said.

Lee was arrested on a charge of first-degree rape, the release said. An order of protection for the woman was granted against him, the Suffolk district attorney's office said.

"He vehemently denies this," said his attorney, Brian DeSesa of Sag Harbor. "We're confident we will be clearing his name when everything comes out."

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His next court date is Sept. 19. Anyone with information can call the East Hampton Town Police Department at 631-537-7575.

With Ellen Yan

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