New York City Mayor Eric Adams Charged With 1993 Sexual Assault
New York City Mayor Eric Adams was charged with a 1993 sexual assault under a state law that expires this week, according to a court document filed Wednesday.
The “plaintiff was sexually assaulted by defendant Eric Adams in New York, New York, in 1993 while both were employed by the City of New York,” reads a summons filed in New York County Supreme Court.
The document notes sexual assault, employment abuse and discrimination, retaliation, hostile work environment and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
“The mayor doesn’t know who this person is,” a mayoral spokesman told. “If they ever met, he doesn’t remember. But he would never do anything to physically harm another person and strongly denies such an allegation.”
The three-page document also names as defendants the City of New York, the NYPD Transit Bureau and the New York City Police Department Guardians Association. No further details were provided and a complaint has not yet been filed.
The indictments are filed under New York’s Adult Survivors Act, which is set to expire after Thanksgiving.
Six months after its signing in May 2022, the law opened a one-year retrospective window for adult survivors of sex crimes to sue their alleged abusers, even if the statute of limitations on their claims had expired.
Because many victims of sexual abuse can take years to speak publicly about their trauma, the retrospective window is intended to give them the opportunity to go to court.
“The claims presented herein allege intentional and negligent acts and omissions for physical, psychological and other injuries suffered as a result of conduct that would constitute sexual offenses,” the document said.
The plaintiff is seeking at least $5 million, according to the filing.