Country club denies responsibility for manager's conduct in sex allegations
Judge wants to consolidate cases
A Yankton country club sued by three former waitresses argues that it is not responsible for the conduct of a former manager or its guests.
In its reply to the lawsuits, Hillcrest Golf & Country Club argues that Adessa Chester was not “acting within the scope of her employment during the events” alleged by the waitresses.
Hillcrest has been sued by sisters Aliyah and Asiah Jackson and Hannah Molitor, who allege they were pressured into engaging in sexual contact during separate events in the spring of 2022 by Chester and country club guests. Chester was also sued individually by Molitor and Asiah Jackson.
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