New York City Mayor Eric Adams accused of sexual assault in 1993; Adams denies allegations

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A woman has accused New York City’s Mayor Eric Adams of sexual assault in court papers filed on late Wednesday.

As per the reports by BBC, the plaintiff has claimed to be assaulted by Adams in 1993 “while they both were working for the City of New York.”

A spokesperson for City Hall said Adams did not recall meeting this accuser and has “vigorously” denied the claims.

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The legal action was filed under New York state’s Adult Survivors Act, which ends on Friday, November 23.

The state  had introduced the law to allow a year long window for the survivors of sexual misconduct to bring lawsuits that would otherwise have been blocked due to statute of limitations.

An attorney for the plaintiff hailed the act, which as per them has “given so many women the opportunity to seek justice.”

At the time of the allegation, Adams was working in a police department and the summons has also named the department’s transit bureau.