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NYC Mayor Eric Adams Denies Sexual Assault Allegations Made In $5 Million Lawsuit



New York City Mayor Eric Adams has been accused of sexually assaulting a woman in 1993, in a lawsuit filed Wednesday just before the deadline for the state’s Adult Survivors Act.
The lawsuit, which seeks $5 million in damages, names Adams as a defendant along with the transit bureau of the New York Police Department and the New York Police Department Guardians Association.
“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,” the court filing states. In 1993, Adams was a police officer.
Adams denied the allegations, and told reporters on Thursday that he did not remember ever meeting the woman.
“It absolutely did not happen. I dont recall ever meeting this person and I would never harm anyone in that magnitude. It did not happen,” Adams said. “It did not happen, and that is not who I am and that is not who Ive ever been in my professional life and, you know, its just something that never took place.”
Adams rose to the rank of captain before leaving the NYPD, and went on to serve as a state senator and Brooklyn borough president before becoming mayor.
Gov. Kathy Hochul signed the Adult Survivors Act into law in May of last year, allowing sexual assault survivors a one-year period to sue over alleged assaults for which the statute of limitations had already run out. Thousands of lawsuits have been filed under the law.
While numerous complaints have been filed against famous men, including former President Donald Trump, Sean “Diddy” Combs, and Bill Cosby, the majority have been filed against the state, New York City, and other localities, alleging abuse in jails and prisons.
TMX contributed to this article.