Geneva (WSYR-TV) – The manager at a dining and lodging facility that will host a press conference with Laurie Fine on Wednesday says that it holds no position on the wife of former Syracuse University basketball assistant Bernie Fine.
On Monday, Laurie Fine’s attorney – Laurence Fisher – issued a release saying that his client
would make an announcement at Belhurst Castle in the Finger Lakes community of Geneva on Wednesday morning.
"We don't want the public to think we're on one side or another. We don't have an opinion on the subject. We don't want it to be insinuated that we want one side or another," Belhurst Castle Lodging and Dining Manager Kelly Towers told NewsChannel 9.
Fisher’s release indicated that Fine would discuss accusations leveled at her by Bobby Davis, a former Syracuse University basketball ball boy who claims he was molested by Bernie Fine.
Last week, a judge dismissed a defamation case Lang and Davis launched against SU men’s coach Jim Boeheim.
Towers said that the staff at Belhurst Castle was not made aware of Fine’s significance.
"Had we been made aware of exactly who she was and what the situation was we may not have done the press conference here,” she said.
Towers also suggested that Fine wanted to make her announcement at the facility because of its distance from Syracuse.
"We're neutral in this situation. We actually feel they are coming this far out of Syracuse because no one in Syracuse would host her. We don't want anyone to think we are a supporter of Mrs. Fine by any imagination,” Towers said.