NYC Mayor Eric Adams Addresses Sexual Assault Allegations Against Him: ‘Never Happened’

NYC Mayor Eric Adams Addresses Sexual Assault Allegations Against Him: ‘Never Happened’

Update (March 25): NYC Mayor Eric Adams is shutting down sexual assault claims against him.

While on Angela Yee’s Way Up With Yee recently, the politician said,

“It’s painful for me to hear this allegation that was made against me … something that happened 33 years ago. I don’t even know who the person is. It’s not me, it never happened.”

Sharing his thoughts on people defending him against the claims, he said,

“People know me … I have dedicated my life to uplifting women in general, but Black women specifically.”

He noted that under his administration,

“For the first time in history five deputy mayors of color, the first woman police commissioner.”

He added that he had a very close relationship with his mother before she passed away. He continued,

“There’s not one relationship I’ve had in my life that I’m not still best friends with the person. Not one. They will all tell you that Eric comes from a very kind, respectable place.”

He pointed out that he’s 64 and has “been doing this for a long time,” adding that although the claims are “painful,” he has faith that

“God doesn’t put anything on your plate that you cannot carry. He said that no weapon formed against you will prosper. He didn’t say that there won’t be weapons formed against you.”

Angela Yee also noted that this is the first time Eric Adams has faced allegations like this. The mayor said his priority is “running the city” and as a Christian, he’ll practice what he’s been taught.

Original Story (March 19): Serious allegations against New York City’s mayor Eric Adams have emerged.

A former female colleague accused him of sexually assaulting her during his time as a transit police officer more than three decades ago. According to a new lawsuit in 1993, the plaintiff, a Black woman, hoped Eric Adams could help her get a promotion because of his involvement in the Guardians Association, a Black fraternal police organization. At the time, he worked for the New York Police Department.

The plaintiff said in her lawsuit that she was repeatedly passed over for promotions in the NYPD Transit Bureau, where she worked as an administrative aide, because of racism and discrimination. 

Eric Adams allegedly offered to give the plaintiff a ride home to discuss advice to help her advance her career. But instead of doing that, the complaint said he allegedly drove the woman to an empty lot and demanded oral sex from her.

When she refused, he allegedly exposed and touched himself in front of her, then dropped her off at the nearest subway station, according to the lawsuit.

The plaintiff accused Adams of discrimination, harassment, battery, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. She also sued NYPD’s Transit Bureau and Guardians Association advocacy group for negligence and gender discrimination. 

Following the news of the lawsuit, the NYC mayor’s corporation counsel, Sylvia Hinds-Radix, said in a statement,

“While we review the complaint, the mayor fully denies these outrageous allegations and the events described here; we expect full vindication in court.”

She added,

“Additionally, in 1993, Eric Adams was one of the most prominent public opponents of the racism within the NYPD, which is why the suit’s allegations that he had any sway over promotions of civilian employees is ludicrous.”

The plaintiff initially came forward with her accusation in November 2023, when she filed a summons against Adams under the Adult Survivors Act. This law gave New Yorkers a year to file sexual assault claims that otherwise fell outside of the statute of limitations.

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Authored by: B Gregory