NYC Mayor Eric Adams Accused of 1993 Sexual Assault in Civil Suit
Summary from the AllSides News Team
New York City Mayor Eric Adams was accused of sexual assault in a court filing late on Wednesday.
The Details: The plaintiff, whose name was withheld, said Adams assaulted her in 1993 while he was an NYPD officer and she worked for the city. The three-page summons doesn’t include details about the alleged assault, and Adams, who denied the claim, said he does not know the plaintiff. The suit was filed under the Adult Survivors Act (ASA), a New York state law that provided a one-year window for sexual misconduct accusers to file suits that would have otherwise been invalid due to the statute of limitations. The act expires on Nov. 24.
For Context: Adams is also under federal investigation for alleged corruption and straw donors from Turkey. Adams’ phones and iPad were recently seized by the FBI, and on Nov. 2 his top campaign fundraiser’s house was raided. Earlier this month, Adams, who has become increasingly critical of unauthorized migration, planned to meet with White House officials to discuss the matter but canceled the meeting shortly after the raid.
How The Media Covered It: The Guardian (Lean Left bias) and New York Post (Lean Right bias) both credited The Messenger (Center bias) for first reporting the summons, and the Post included some of its own reporting. The Messenger and the Post said other last-minute ASA claims filed this week brought suits against high-profile defendants like Axl Rose, Cuba Gooding Jr., and Sean “Diddy” Combs.
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From the LeftNew York City mayor Eric Adams accused of sexual assault in 1993
The mayor of New York City, Eric Adams, has been accused of sexual assault in a court filing submitted on late Wednesday.
The summons against Adams alleges that the plaintiff “was sexually assaulted by Defendant Eric Adams in New York, New York in 1993 while they both worked for the City of New York”.
It was filed under the Adult Survivors Act, a New York state law which provided a one-year “look-back” window for adult sexual misconduct accusers to file civil lawsuits that previously would have been barred due to the statute of limitations.
From the CenterNew York City Mayor Eric Adams Accused of Sexual Assault in Legal Filing
Mayor Eric Adams has been accused of sexual assault in a legal action filed Wednesday night in a New York court, The Messenger has learned.
The plaintiff in the case, a woman whose name is being withheld by The Messenger due to the nature of the allegation, filed a summons Wednesday night in state Supreme Court in Manhattan under the Adult Survivors Act that names the Big Apple Democrat as a defendant.
The filing also names the transit bureau of the New York Police Department and the Guardian Association of the NYPD as defendants.
From the RightEric Adams sued for sexually assaulting woman in 1993; accuser wants $5M
Mayor Eric Adams has been accused of sexually assaulting a woman in 1993 in a lawsuit seeking at least $5 million filed just before the deadline for the Adult Survivors Act, The Post learned Thursday.
The accuser, whom The Post is not identifying because of the nature of the allegation, named Adams as a defendant along with the NYPD’s transit bureau and Guardian Association in a lawsuit filed late Wednesday.
Adams was an NYPD officer at the time and the filing said the woman also worked for the city.