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A judge awarded $ 1.4 million in legal fees to a woman who received $ 58.25 million in 2019 in a lawsuit against a billionaire hologram maker accusing her of groping and molesting her.
Los Angeles Supreme Court Judge Michelle Williams Court's ruling on Tuesday is less than half of what plaintiff Mahim Khan asked Alki David to do. The judge also awarded the 36-year-old Khan legal fees of $ 74,165.
Lawyer Amir Kaltgrad, who represents 52-year-old David, stated in his court records that Khan had earned no more than $ 325,000. During the clashes in August, he told the judge that Khan had already received a significant amount during a trial in which the billionaire believed his hands had been tied by the court, rendering him unable to provide an adequate defense to operate.
The court did not rule on the motion at the time, saying it wanted to investigate the issues further.
During the civil lawsuit trial last November and December, Khan attorney Nathan Goldberg told jurors that David routinely groped Khan's private parts and breasts, made moaning noises in pleasure, and then walked away and laughed. David also often dropped his pants and shorts and twisted his lower body to create the impression that he had the genitals of a woman rather than a man, Goldberg told the jury.
David represented himself in the earlier stages of the trial, but the judge stripped him of that right and limited the defense he could present after repeatedly breaking out in court in breach of their orders not to attack Khan and her lawyers. to comment on the case before the jury.
David denied any wrongdoing regarding Khan, who was hired in October 2014 and resigned about a year later.
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