NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A lawyer for a high-profile attorney who works with the Rev. Al Sharpton’s civil rights group said Monday that his client denies accusations of sexual assault, as police continued to investigate the case.
The prominent attorney is under investigation for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman after Al Sharpton’s 60th birthday party last week. Both Rubenstein and his accuser attended the star-studded event at the Four Seasons Hotel New York last Wednesday.READ MORE: Federal Eviction Moratorium Expires, Protections In Place For Renters In New York And New Jersey
As CBS 2 Political Reporter Marcia Kramer reported Monday, an NYPD crime scene van was parked outside Sanford Rubenstein’s Upper East Side apartment throughout the day Monday. Detectives could be seen coming and going, searching the residence and looking for evidence.
In what Kramer said amounted to a strip search of an apartment, police carted out at least a dozen large evidence bags from Rubenstein’s apartment Monday.
But the big question was where he was going to sleep Monday night. Police backed a van right into Rubenstein’s garage and hauled away his mattress.
A source tells CBS 2 that Rubenstein’s and the woman went back to his apartment after the party at the Four Seasons. The woman alleged that at the apartment, Rubenstein had sex with her when she was too intoxicated to give consent or even remember.