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The Last Tycoon 

Walter Shorenstein's skyscrapers shaped San Francisco. His cash configured City Hall. Publicly, he's pristine. But there's more than meets the eye to the man behind the megaliths.

Wednesday, May 10 1995

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And I would say, you know, that I said, "I appreciate it" or something like that - and try to kiss me. And I would say, "Okay, okay," and start to push him away. And he would grab my breast. And I would say, "okay, that's enough. Please stop." And he would grab my hand and put it on his penis and I would say, "Okay, I have got to get out of here. I don't want this in my life. Please let me go." And I would try to get out of there as fast as I can.

And different times it was different, but usually he would block the door so I couldn't get out and stand in front of the door. He would push me up against the wall. Sometimes he would try to put his hand up my blouse or up my sweater. At other times he tried to put his hands up my skirt. He grabbed my hand and tried to make me rub his penis. I would get upset. Sometimes I cried. I begged him to stop this. That is was very unacceptable to me and not okay in my life. And I sometimes would run out the other door. Sometimes I would run out the regular door.

Attorney Lieber: On how many occasions did this occur between the fall of 1985 and the summer of 1991?

Attorney Lawless: I have to object there. Are you taling about the sexual touching or are you talking about the money-related transaction? Just so we're clear.

Attorney Lieber: The combination of the money-related transaction and the sexual touching.

Novack: The sexual touching would happen not only related to money. It would happen very predictably. Whenever I asked for anything from a day off, from a vacation, from late Friday afternoons when he wanted me to stay late and work and I didn't want to and anyone else had left the office, and Stan Berger and other people had left it would happen.


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