NYC Mayor Eric Adams accused of sex assault in 1993: court filing

ByAaron Katersky ABCNews logo
Thursday, November 23, 2023
NYC Mayor Adams accused of sexual assault in 1993: court filing
Tom Negovan has more on the accusation filled under New York's Adult Survivors Act.

NEW YORK CITY -- A woman accused New York Mayor Eric Adams of sexually assaulting her in 1993, according to a new court filing.

The woman filed a summons under New York's Adult Survivors Act that names Adams, the NYPD and two unknown entities as defendants.

Adams was a police captain and the filing said the two were working for the city at the time.

"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 summons said.

"The claims brought here allege intentional and negligent acts and omissions for physical, psychological, and other injuries suffered as a result of conduct that would constitute sexual offenses."

The summons is a precursor to a complaint that would lay out details of the alleged assault.

The Adult Survivors Act took effect in 2022 and expires at midnight. It eliminated the statute of limitations for sex abuse accusers to file suit.

On Thursday, Adams said the allegation is "absolutely not true."

"I would never do anything to harm anyone," Adams said. "My career speaks for itself. Just really something that absolutely has never happened. I don't even recall meeting the person who made this allegation."

According to a source, the NYPD has no record of the woman working for the police department.


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