Dr. Derek Alessi Speaks About Charges Facing His Brother

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Donald Alessi Jr.

BUFFALO,  N.Y. -- It's been one of our most read stories on wgrz.com Friday.

An Orchard Park man faces felony charges after state police say he gave a date rape drug to an intern working for him at a gym in Williamsville.

Investigators say 44-year-old Donald Alessi Junior gave the intern GHB while both worked at Alessi Fitness for Kids on Transit Road in April of last year.

Donald Alessi's brother, Dr. Derek Alessi is well-known in the community for his work at Alessi Fitness and because he's seen here on Channel 2.

Doctor Derek is not an employee of Channel 2 News or our parent company.  He is a content provider for our Healthy Zone show and a contributor on our weekend Daybreak newscasts.

The brothers worked at the fitness center in Williamsville at one time.  Dr. Derek tells us he severed his business and personal relationship with his brother shortly after the alleged incident happened.

You can see what Dr. Derek Alessi said about his brother by watching the video player above. 

 

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