Mitt Romney seems to delight in proving what an incredibly incompetent liar he is, telling Fox News:
I don’t recall the [Lauber] incident myself ...
... and immediately preceding that,
I had no idea what that individual’s sexual orientation might be.
That's a pretty good trick--to not be able to recall an "assault and battery" incident but be able to recall that he wasn't aware at that time of some specific element of that incident.
It's a bit like Romney's denial to Newt Gingrich, during one of the many GOP-debate fiascoes, that he possessed any knowledge of some nasty, "assault and battery" super PAC ad he was running, yet he went on to provide an unprompted, blow-by-blow confirmation of its specifics.
For the remarkably incompetent Romney to have made so much money in the corporate world of buyouts and takeovers, his victims clients must have been as helpless and vulnerable and desperate as John Lauber was.