Officer Involved In RUSH Guitarist's Countersuit Fired For Sexually Harassing Women

Ryan Mills of Naples Daily News reports that Cpl. Christopher Knott — one of the officers involved in RUSH guitarist Alex Lifeson's countersuit (stemming from the incident on New Year's Eve 2004 at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Naples, Florida) — has been fired for sexually harassing women.

According to an internal investigation obtained Monday by the Naples Daily News and reported on, Knott, who started with the agency in January 2003, was fired in January after it was revealed he grabbed the shorts of a woman working at a local restaurant and told her he wanted naked pictures of her.

Another investigation revealed that Knott, 32, had been "checking out" a woman in a shopping center parking lot, and then pulled the woman over in Lee County for what she deemed to be no apparent reason.

But Knott said in the report he was joking with the restaurant employee, whom he had known for years, and had pulled the other woman over because of a report of littering. Multiple attempts to reach Knott, who collected $45,413 a year, for comment were unsuccessful.

Read more at Naples Daily News.



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