DOJ settles lawsuit against Sterling Renaissance Festival owner

The Department of Justice announced that it has settled its lawsuit against the owner of the Sterling Renaissance Festival for sexual harassment of female tenants at his Oswego rental properties.

Doug Waterbury and his co-defendants — his wife, Carol, and their companies E&A Management and Ontario Realty — will pay $400,000 in monetary damages to former and potential tenants affected by his alleged harassment, as well as a $50,000 civil penalty, the department said in a news release Wednesday. Waterbury is also barred from renting or managing residential properties.

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