City Hall denies reported sexual assault allegations against NYC Mayor Eric Adams. A woman who says she used to work with New York City Mayor Eric Adams is accusing him of sexual abuse. Adams is denying the claims. A City Hall spokesperson responded to the accusations.
City Hall denies reported sexual assault allegations against NYC Mayor Eric Adams. “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.” – City Hall spokesperson
The Manhattan state Supreme Court filing names Adams as a defendant. The lady behind the documents wants a trial and $5 million in damages. The summons alleges that the plaintiff was sexually assaulted by Mayor Eric Adams in 1993 while they both worked for the City of New York.
The lawsuit also includes the Transit Bureau of the New York Police Department and the Guardian Association of the NYPD as co-defendants. However, the three-page summons did not provide specific details about the alleged assault.
New York civil court procedures allow a plaintiff to file a summons as legal notice, triggering a lawsuit. A full complaint with detailed allegations typically follows this initial step. The plaintiff’s attorney has not responded to requests for comments at the time of reporting.
The court filing operates under the Adult Survivors Act, a law signed by New York Gov. Kathy Hochul in 2022. For one year, victims of sexual offenses with a statute of limitations can sue their alleged abusers under this law. The summons against Adams was filed before Nov. 24.
Mayor Adams faces an FBI investigation into charges that he coerced FDNY officials to open a Manhattan high-rise as the Turkish embassy. Not much is known about the FBI’s New York City political probe.
Adams has denied wrongdoing, and the fresh sexual assault charges complicate his situation.
The sexual assault allegations against Mayor Adams have intensified the challenges facing his mayoralty, coinciding with an ongoing FBI probe into his actions related to the Turkish consulate. The legal developments cast a shadow over Adams, who served as a 22-year veteran of the NYPD before his election as mayor in 2021.
City Hall’s firm denial of the accusations underscores the contentious nature of the claims, and the legal proceedings will likely attract widespread attention. As the situation unfolds, the outcome will significantly impact both Adams’ political career and the public’s perception of leadership in New York City.