NYC Mayor Eric Adams accused of Sexual Assault by former NYPD Aide

NYC Mayor Eric Adams accused of Sexual Assault by former NYPD Aide

(CNN) — In a Monday complaint, a former NYPD assistant alleges that Mayor Eric Adams sexually abused her in 1993 while they worked for the Transit Bureau when he demanded sexual activities in exchange for helping her achieve a promotion she was refused.

The complainant claims that Adams, who worked in the New York City Police Department's transit section and was a Guardians Association member, exploited his position to propose to her.

After a November Adult Survivors Act summons in New York County Supreme Court, the complaint was filed. Adams denies the charges and claims to not know the complainant.

The complainant also sued the NYPD Transit Bureau and Guardians Association. CNN contacted the parties for comment.

The action claims the plaintiff was turned up for advancements as a Transit Bureau administrative aide despite passing promotional examinations and being assured she was “next in line” for a promotion. According to the lawsuit, she notified Adams, a “high-ranking member” at the fraternal organization, about her advancement concerns.

The lawsuit claims Adams volunteered to drive her home and discuss her difficulties.

Adams took her to a “remote, vacant lot,” the complaint claims, instead of Brooklyn. Adams begged for oral sex in exchange for his aid and exposed himself to her there, the complaint claims.

“While we review the complaint, the mayor fully denies these outrageous allegations and the events described here; we expect full vindication in court,” New York City Corporation Counsel Hon. Sylvia O. Hinds-Radix said. Additionally, in 1993, Eric Adams was one of the most prominent public opponents of NYPD racism, thus the suit's assertions that he had any power over civilian employee advancements are absurd.”

Adams told New York journalists on Tuesday that he refuted the charges.

This didn't happen. It didn't. After the claims arose in November, Adams rejected them, saying he never met this person in the police department.

Adams tried to force her hand to touch his genitals and masturbated in the car, but the plaintiff rejected all his advances, according to the lawsuit. The complaint claims he left her off at a Manhattan subway stop and never drove her home.

She seeks damages from the City of New York and the NYPD Transit Bureau for negligence and Adams for sexual assault, battery, and intentional infliction of mental distress. She sued all defendants for gender discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, and aiding gender-motivated violence.

The plaintiff is a courtroom veteran: She wrote a book about self-representing cases, available online. In the book description, she credits “years spent fighting” in courtrooms from minor claims to the US Supreme Court.

She sued Adams through a legal company.

“I am proud to file this complaint on behalf of my client, a woman whose strength astonishes me,” said attorney Megan Goddard, who filed the claim Monday. She knew bringing this case would be difficult, but she did it because she thinks sexual abusers should be held accountable. Her courage and fight for justice are inspirational and crucial.”

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