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Anucha Browne Sanders isn't the only woman suing Madison Square Garden for sexual harassment.

Published January 31, 2006 7:39PM (EST)

From today's New York Daily News: "Madison Square Garden is a den of sexual harassment, according to the former 'Rangers City Skater' who is suing the World's Most Famous Arena, and heaven help the woman who complains about it."

Courtney Prince, once the captain of the Rangers' on-ice cheerleaders, sued the Garden for sexual harassment in 2004, claiming, among other things, that management basically pimped the skaters out to VIP guests. (Read the story for the rest of the gories.)

The other woman who may need heaven's help is Anucha Browne Sanders, who earlier this week filed a lawsuit accusing Knicks president Isiah Thomas of sexual harassment.

"This is a company that doesn't have respect for women," Prince told the News. "Anucha Browne Sanders is at the top of the organization and I'm a lowly cheerleader at the the bottom. I have to believe there's something going on in the middle, too. I now see how polluted it is."

MSG refused a settlement deal in 2004, committing to fight the charges in court.

Prince says that in the meantime, she's been the target of threats and attempts to defame her character. Regardless, she says, her perspective on sexual harassment has done a 180. "I went into this being anti-feminist and I used to judge women who claim sexual harassment the same way I'm sure people are judging me," says Prince. "But it's been worth it."

By Lynn Harris

Award-winning journalist Lynn Harris is author of the comic novel "Death by Chick Lit" and co-creator of She also writes for the New York Times, Glamour, and many others.

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