New York City Mayor Eric Adams is facing a lawsuit from a woman who alleges that he sexually assaulted her in 1993. The woman, who is identified only as Jane Doe, filed the lawsuit on Wednesday under New York’s Adult Survivors Act, which allows victims of sexual assault to file civil suits regardless of when the alleged assault occurred.
In the lawsuit, Jane Doe claims that Adams assaulted her in a police station locker room while they were both working for the New York Police Department. She alleges that Adams cornered her in the locker room and forced himself upon her.
Adams has vehemently denied the allegations, calling them “false and fabricated.” His spokesperson, Christina Johnson, issued a statement saying, “The mayor does not know who this person is. If they ever met, he doesn’t recall it.”
The lawsuit against Adams comes as he is in the midst of his first term as mayor of New York City. He was elected in 2021 on a platform of public safety and criminal justice reform.
The allegations against Adams have been met with mixed reactions. Some have called for Adams to step down from office, while others have defended him and said that the allegations should not be believed.
The lawsuit is still in its early stages, and it is unclear what the outcome will be. However, the allegations have already cast a shadow over Adams’s administration and raised questions about his fitness for office.
- A woman has accused New York City Mayor Eric Adams of sexual assault.
- The woman filed a lawsuit against Adams on Wednesday under New York’s Adult Survivors Act.
- Adams has denied the allegations, calling them “false and fabricated.”
- The lawsuit against Adams comes as he is in the midst of his first term as mayor of New York City.