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Carson Group denies that its founder accused a protected employee of sexual assault

Carson Group is formally disputing a former executive’s allegations that it fired her in retaliation after she complained about the company’s handling of an alleged sexual assault by a colleague.

In a filing dated May 23, Carson Group responded to a lawsuit filed last month in federal court by its former chief marketing officer, Mary Kate Gulick. The asset management firm denied its allegations, including that its founder, Ron Carson, made the decision not to fire an employee accused of sexually assaulting a visitor…