NYC Mayor Eric Adams Accused in Civil Lawsuit of Sexual Assault and Discrimination Dating Back to 1993

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New York City Mayor Eric Adams is caught in a legal conflict after documents submitted to the State of New York’s Supreme Court identify him as a defendant in a civil lawsuit.

The plaintiff, Lorna Beach Mathura, alleges serious charges against the Democrat, stemming from their purported shared employment with the city three decades ago. 

These accusations encompass a range of claims, including sexual assault, battery, gender-based employment discrimination, retaliation, and the creation of a hostile work environment.

However, the filed documents did not delve into the specifics of Mathura’s allegations. Seeking recompense, the lawsuit demands no less than $5 million in damages, along with attorney’s fees and interest, via a jury trial. 

References to violations of legal frameworks like the New York State Human Rights Law, the New York City Human Rights Law, and the Victims of Gender Motivated Violence Protection Act have been highlighted in the complaint.

Responding to these allegations, a City Hall spokesperson asserted that Mayor Adams doesn’t recognize the plaintiff. 

Adams Firmly Denies Allegations of Harm

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New York City Mayor Eric Adams is caught in a legal conflict after documents submitted to the State of New York’s Supreme Court identify him as a defendant in a civil lawsuit.

The spokesperson emphasized Adams’ denial of physically harming anyone and his vehement denial of such allegations.

Attempts to contact Mathura’s attorney, Megan Goddard, were unsuccessful at the time of reporting, with phone numbers linked to Mathura out of service. 

Interestingly, records revealed previous lawsuits under the same name, including cases against American Airlines and Miami-Dade County, adding a layer of complexity to the situation.

Furthermore, Mayor Adams, addressing the allegations that purportedly date back to 1993, vehemently denied the accusations. 

Expressing confidence in his character, Adams firmly stated that the alleged incident contradicts who he is as a person and that he has no recollection of meeting the accuser.

Curiously, the timing of the lawsuit’s filing, just days before the expiration of the state’s Adult Survivors Act, raises eyebrows. This law, enacted by Gov. Kathy Hochul, allows individuals to file claims of sexual assault even after the statute of limitations has expired, fueling speculation about the lawsuit’s timing and intent.

As the legal process unfolds, Mayor Adams remains resolute in his position while navigating the complexities of these serious allegations amidst his duties in governing the city of New York.

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