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New York’s Adult Survivors Law Goes Into Effect As Dozens Allege Sexual Abuse


Fewer than two dozen lawsuits have been filed statewide under a new law that has opened a legal window for victims of sexual assault whose cases are otherwise too old to go to court.

Only 19 cases, representing around 42 victims, have been filed under the Adult Survivors Act, which came into force on November 24.

Half of those cases were filed in Manhattan, where accusers have spoken out against big names like comedian Bill Cosby, Leon Black and Donald Trump, while one case was filed in Queens and Brooklyn.

The Adult Survivors Act is similar to the Child Victims Act of 2019, which ultimately saw more than 5,000 lawsuits filed on behalf of victims of child sexual abuse over a two-year period.


New York Post

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