New York City Mayor Eric Adams has been confronted with accusations of sexual assault dating back to 1993, as disclosed in a legal summons filed in New York Supreme Court on Wednesday.
The plaintiff, who asserts she was a city employee at the time of the alleged incident, is pursuing damages exceeding $5 million. Her claims encompass charges of sexual assault, battery, employment gender discrimination, retaliation, a hostile work environment, and intentional infliction of emotional distress, as detailed in the summons.
A spokesperson from City Hall vehemently refuted the accusations, asserting that Mayor Adams does not recognize the accuser. The spokesperson stated, “The mayor does not know who this person is. If they ever met, he doesn’t recall it. But he would never do anything to physically harm another person and vigorously denies any such claim.”
The legal filing claims timeliness, noting that it was submitted two days before the expiration of the New York Adult Survivors Act.
This law grants adult survivors of sexual assault one year to file a lawsuit, irrespective of the elapsed time since the original statute of limitations. Notably, this act has prompted legal actions against prominent figures such as former President Donald Trump, hip-hop mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs, and Academy Award-winning actor Jamie Foxx.
The lawsuit also includes the City, the New York Transit Police Department, the New York Police Department Guardians Association, and three other unidentified entities alongside Mayor Adams. However, specific allegations against these entities are not outlined in the filing.
The attorney representing Adams’ accuser has not responded to requests for comments.