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New York’s #MeToo movement victims get a 2nd chance for justice
Sexual harassment and assault are particularly worrisome for female workers of high-profile New York abusers, institutions, and corporations.
The following male-dominated environments in New York have fielded allegations of sexually assaulting the few women who manage to enter and climb their ranks, often becoming the targets of the male leaders who work there:
- Wall Street, banking and corporate executives, and professionals
- Modeling and fashion industries
- Entertainment environments
- Professional athletes
- Film and TV
- Restaurant industry
- Pharmaceutical salespeople
- Advertising industry
- Hospitals, medical facilities, and doctors’ offices
- College professors, staff members, teachers assistants, and coaches
Some of New York’s institutions or corporations that have attempted to hide their sexual assault transgressions that are now coming to light include:
- Direct employers of domestic help
- The interns and subordinates of powerful politicians
- Treatment, rehabilitation, and psychiatric hospitals
- Instances of domestic violence
- Homes for unwed mothers
- Student-on-student abuses at colleges and universities
- Nursing homes, assisted living homes, and shelters
- Guard-on-prisoner assaults in prisons
- Staff-on-staff assaults at religious institutions
- Adult entertainment industry
- Flight attendants
- Homes for developmentally impaired adults
- The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA)
New York’s high-profile abusers, institutions, and corporations have had plenty of time to make gender discrimination complaints disappear into an opaque arbitration system where the names of violators rarely appear and legal precedent isn’t strictly binding–where victims were long ago ordered into private arbitration or gagged by nondisclosure agreements.
How the Adult Survivor Act is giving those women a second chance at justice
Adult sexual abuse survivors will now have the legal power to sue their assailants for decades-old attacks under signed bipartisan legislation.
Some of the most serious accusations from female employees include:
- Alleged pay, promotion, and pregnancy discrimination;
- Hostile work environments;
- Rampant sexual harassment;
- And even rape.
The State Assembly overwhelmingly passed the Adult Survivors Act–this bill enables adult victims that were 18 or older at the time of the alleged abuse a one-time opportunity to file civil lawsuits in New York–even if any statutes of limitations have run out.
The bill gives adult survivors a one-year window to file suit, similar to New York’s Child Victims Act.
The purposes behind the creation of the Adult Survivor’s Act include:
- The measure is described as an act of “restorative justice;”
- It allows victims some level of accountability and recompense; and,
- It deters individuals and institutions from turning a blind eye to the future.
Gov. Kathy Hochul explains, “To those who thought they got away with a perfect crime, I say to you: Your time is up. Your victims will see you in court.”
In 2019, state lawmakers lengthened the statutes of limitations for many offenses–however, those changes did not apply retroactively, which made the Adult Survivors Act bill necessary.
The USA Justice Group team is encouraging adult female survivors of sexual assault by New York’s high-profile abusers, institutions, and corporations–especially in the 1980s and 1990s–to come forward and request a free, private case evaluation for justice and compensation!
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