New York City mayor Eric Adams was accused of sexually assaulting a Florida woman three decades ago, according to a summons filed with the Supreme Court of New York on Wednesday.
The summons names Eric Adams, NYPD, the NPYD transit bureau, and three unknown entities as co-defendants. The plaintiff’s claims are brought under New York’s Adult Survivors Act. The summons alleges that “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.” A complaint has not yet been filed.
Mayor Adams denied any wrongdoing to journalists in a video posted to X. Adams stated, “this never took place, and I do not recall ever meeting the accuser.”
Governor Kathy Hochul signed New York’s Adult Survivors Act into law in May 2022, which expires today. The act allows victims of sexual abuse to file a civil lawsuit against their abusers past the state’s statute of limitations. Notable defendants who have been sued under the act include Donald Trump, former New York governor Andrew Cuomo, former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani and Bill Cosby.
Eric Adams, a former law enforcement officer, recently had phones and an iPad seized by the FBI due to an ongoing investigation into the connection between the New Yorker’s mayoral campaign and the Turkish government.