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New York Mayor Eric Adams is the subject of a legal summons filed under the New York Adult Survivors Act. A former employee of the city of New York has accused Adams of sexually assaulting her “in New York, New York in 1993 while they both worked for the City of New York.” The plaintiff seeks a trial and $5 million in compensation.
New York Mayor Eric Adams has “vigorously [denied]” the allegations of sexual assault levied against him. He claims to have no knowledge of who the defendant is and says they have never met.
“The mayor does not know who this person is. If they ever met, he doesn’t recall it,” a spokesperson for Adams told The Hill.
“But he would never do anything to physically harm another person and vigorously denies any such claim.”
Adams is the latest public figure to be the subject of a legal summons filed under the New York Adult Survivors Act. Signed into law by Governor Kathy Hochul last year, the act provides survivors of certain offenses to file lawsuits that would be dismissed otherwise under the statute of limitations. Thus far, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Jamie Foxx, Mike Tyson, Donald Trump, Jimmy Iovine, Marcellus Wiley and W. Axl Rose have been met with civil lawsuits filed under the act.