Headline RoundupNovember 24th, 2023

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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