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2 fired dancers, donor added to ballet lawsuit

A woman who sued the New York City Ballet company over the sharing of nude photos and videos is amending her lawsuit to add two fired dancers and a donor as defendants.

A lawyer for Alexandra Waterbury said Tuesday that dancers Amar Ramasar and Zachary Catazaro as well as donor Jared Longhitano participated in the unlawful sharing of nude photos of women taken without their consent.

Ramasar and Catazaro were fired by the company on Saturday. Both said they would fight to be reinstated.

Attorney Jordan Merson speaks to reporters during a news conference, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, in New York. Merson represents Alexandra Waterbury, who filed a lawsuit in NY State Supreme Court against her ex-boyfriend, Chase Finlay, and the New York City Ballet where he had been a principal dancer, after he inappropriately shared nude photos and videos of her. (AP PhotoMary Altaffer)

Efforts to reach Longhitano for comment weren't immediately successful.

Waterbury's attorney, Jordan Merson, said City Ballet should return the money that Longhitano donated.

A City Ballet spokesman said Longhitano donated $12,000 to the company between 2010 and 2016.

Attorney Jordan Merson holds a copy of an amended complaint he filed on behalf of Alexandra Waterbury as he speaks to reporters during a news conference, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, in New York. Merson represents Waterbury, who filed a lawsuit in NY State Supreme Court against her ex-boyfriend, Chase Finlay, and the New York City Ballet, where he had been a principal dancer, after he inappropriately shared nude photos and videos of her. (AP PhotoMary Altaffer)