Car dealer sued over alleged sexual attack


An Edgewater man has sued Koons Ford Inc. of Annapolis, alleging that unnamed Koons co-workers assaulted him and photographed the "abusive and sexually perverted" attack.

William McAdams is seeking $1 million on each of four counts against the auto dealership, in a lawsuit filed this week in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court.

Patrick Shuey, general manager of Koons, said he had not seen the lawsuit and declined to comment on it. He said McAdams worked there as a service adviser.

McAdams' lawsuit alleges that on Aug. 21, 1997, fellow employees taped him to a chair and "attacked him with various objects and instruments, including a dirty mop head, a condom and a plastic penis, all while other co-workers took photographs of [his] ordeal." He alleges that Koons Ford management knew about his 30-minute ordeal.

He is seeking $500,000 in compensatory damages and $500,000 in punitive damages on each count of assault, battery, false imprisonment and emotional distress.

Neither McAdams nor his attorneys could be reached for comment.

Pub Date: 7/09/98


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