Wife of Purple Lounge Director to face trial over sex act

Wife of Purple Lounge Director to face trial over sex act

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Mary Gorman, the wife of Purple Lounge Group Director Chris Gorman, faces trial over allegations that she assaulted a police officer who was trying to eject her from an Orlando nightclub close to Disney World.

According to a report in the Daily Telegraph, Mrs Gorman “was arrested after being seen by an off duty police officer carrying out a sex act on an unknown man in a club toilet.” Chris Gorman, who was also in the cubicle, was arrested alongside his wife but wasn't charged.

Mrs Gorman is then alleged to have “pushed an off duty police officer who was working as a bodyguard when he tried to escort her from the club.” She was subsequently charged with “battery of a police officer, possession of a Class A drug and possession of drug paraphernalia.”

A lawyer representing Mrs Gorman had initially agreed a pre-trial diversion programme with prosecutors that would have seen the 43-year-old avoid trial as long as she partook in activities including roadside litter picking and cleaning toilets.

A judge has thrown out the deal though, citing the fact that the alleged offence included violence against a police officer. A source told the Telegraph, “The pre-diversion programme was intended for first time offenders not facing violence charges. Mrs. Gorman is charged with battery of a police officer and so was no deemed suitable to take part in the programme.”

If convicted, Mrs Gorman could face up to 10-years in prison.

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