New York Metropolis mayor Eric Adams accused of sexual assault – JURIST

New York Metropolis mayor Eric Adams was accused of sexually assaulting a Florida lady three a long time in the past, in line with a summons filed with the Supreme Courtroom of New York on Wednesday.

The summons names Eric Adams, NYPD, the NPYD transit bureau, and three unknown entities as co-defendants. The plaintiff’s claims are introduced underneath New York’s Adult Survivors Act. The summons alleges that “Plaintiff was sexually assaulted by Defendant Eric Adams in New York, New York, in 1993 whereas they each labored for the Metropolis of New York.” A criticism has not but been filed.

Mayor Adams denied any wrongdoing to journalists in a video posted to X. Adams said, “this by no means happened, and I don’t recall ever assembly the accuser.”

Governor Kathy Hochul signed New York’s Grownup Survivors Act into legislation in Might 2022, which expires immediately. The act permits victims of sexual abuse to file a civil lawsuit towards their abusers previous the state’s statute of limitations. Notable defendants who’ve been sued underneath the act embody Donald Trump, former New York governor Andrew Cuomo, former New York Metropolis mayor Rudy Giuliani and Bill Cosby.

Eric Adams, a former legislation enforcement officer, recently had telephones and an iPad seized by the FBI as a result of an ongoing investigation into the connection between the New Yorker’s mayoral marketing campaign and the Turkish authorities.

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