“She denies that fully,” Newman said. “I talked to her about it. She said, ‘I never said that.'”
When asked about the swarm of public attention on his client’s protest, Newman was cagey.
“Well,” he said, “it is what it is.”
He declined to answer other questions about the case.
“We have a lot of work ahead of us to decide what we’re going to do,” he said.
Woods was charged with seven counts of felony assault and one count of misdemeanor battery. She has pleaded not guilty.
The Hampden County sheriff said Woods could have faced more serious charges if any of his deputies were severely injured.
“This woman, who traveled here, put lives in danger as several of the staff on the scene are allergic to bees,” Sheriff Nick Cocchi said. “We had one staff member go to the hospital and luckily, he was alright or she would be facing manslaughter charges.”
Robert Hoffman, the chief deputy of the sheriff’s civil process office, said in the statement that he had never seen anything like this.
“I’m just thankful no one died because bee allergies are serious,” he said.