BOSTON (AP) — A former Statehouse aide has dropped his lawsuit against the former president of the Massachusetts Senate and his husband.
Mitchell Garabedian, a lawyer for the man known in court papers as John Doe, said Thursday he formally notified Suffolk Superior Court that his client was voluntarily withdrawing the suit against former Sen. Stan Rosenberg and Byron Hefner.READ MORE: DA: Braintree Police Justified In Shooting Death Of Man Who Killed K-9, Wounded Officers
Garabedian said there was no settlement in the case.
The aide alleged he had been sexually assaulted by Hefner and that Rosenberg “knew or was aware” his husband posed a risk to Senate staffers.READ MORE: Kyle Dugger Missed Wednesday's Patriots Practice As Team Awaits More Info On Potential COVID Situation
Rosenberg, a Democrat, stepped down as Senate president and later resigned from the Senate after the allegations against Hefner surfaced.
John Doe is one of the alleged victims in a pending criminal case against Hefner, who has pleaded not guilty.
Rosenberg announced in January that he and Hefner had separated.MORE NEWS: Patriots' Hunter Henry Says He Would Miss A Game To See Birth Of First Child
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