a New York A law went into effect Thursday that temporarily allows adult survivors of sexual abuse to sue sexual abusers over the statute of limitations. This makes it the first of what could be hundreds of new legal actions.
Among the first claims filed under the Adult Survivors Act (ASA), signed into law by Gov. Kathy Hochul in May, were: donald trump of rape. Carroll filed an upgraded lawsuit against Trump minutes after the new state law took effect.
JPMorgan and Deutsche Bank were also sued by an unnamed individual lawyer who accused them of turning a blind eye to allegations of sex trafficking by disgraceful financiers. Jeffrey Epstein to “make a profit”.
The lawsuit, filed separately in New York court, alleges that the bank “willfully seeks profit by aiding, assisting, facilitating, or otherwise providing the most important services to Jeffrey Epstein’s sex trafficking ring.” I earned it and received something of value.”
JP Morgan, the largest U.S. bank, has been accused in a lawsuit of “financially benefiting from participating” in Epstein’s alleged manipulation by providing financial assistance from 1998 to August 2013. I’m here.
Deutsche Bank is accused of knowing it was “making millions” from its relationship with Epstein. Both lawsuits seek unspecified damages.Deutsche Bank spokesperson told the Wall Street Journal The claims are “baseless” and the bank will present them in court. His JPMorgan spokesman in London declined to comment to the WSJ.
According to Bradley Edwards, a Florida attorney who played a prominent role in exposing Epstein’s alleged crimes and seeking monetary restitution from Epstein’s $577 million estate, “Epstein and his collusion The victims would not have been able to do so without the support of wealthy individuals and financial institutions.”
The class action lawsuit against JP Morgan also names Jess Staley, the former head of JP Morgan’s private bank. He was forced to resign as Barclays CEO. Regarding the relationship with the dishonorable financier.
“Staley has confirmed that Epstein and his illegal sexual abuse ring are fully protected by the bank,” according to the lawsuit filed Nov. 24. Staley’s attorney declined to comment. . According to The Wall Street JournalBloomberg I got it “The allegations against Staley in the lawsuit have not been publicly proven,” it said.
In E Jean Carroll’s lawsuit against Trump, former Elle columnist seeks unspecified compensatory and punitive damages for pain and suffering, mental harm, loss of dignity, and reputational damage.
Carroll first claimed in her 2019 book that Trump raped her in a dressing room at an upscale Manhattan department store in 1995 or 1996. ”.
His remarks prompted Carroll to file a defamation lawsuit against him, but the case is pending in the Court of Appeals, and a judge has ruled out legal claims for comments he made while he was president. determines whether it is protected from
In her new allegations, Carroll alleges Trump committed the battery “when he forcibly raped her and groped her,” and when he denied raping her last month, he allegedly raped her. slandered.
“Trump’s underlying sexual assault has left Carroll severely injured, causing significant pain and suffering, causing psychological harm, loss of dignity, and invasion of privacy,” it said, adding, “His recent slander. “The offensive remarks only compounded the damage done to Carol.” he is already suffering. “
Carroll’s attorney, Roberta Kaplan, said at the court hearing that her client “not only defamed her, but also accused Donald of sexually assaulting her in the Bergdorf Goodman locker room years ago.” “They’re trying to hold Trump accountable.”
Trump, who has denied the allegations against Carroll, said in a statement that Carroll “completely fabricated the story that I met her at the door of this crowded New York City department store and knocked her unconscious within minutes. Like all the other lies that have been put against me over the past seven years, it’s a hoax and a lie.”
JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank Carroll’s case could be the first of dozens of new lawsuits to be filed through the New York legal window. His previous two-year window, his Child Victims Act of 2019, brought lawsuits that would otherwise have exceeded the statute of limitations, including Giuffre’s settlement claim against Prince Andrew of Virginia. rice field.
Hundreds of lawsuits are currently being filed, including by women who allege they were assaulted by colleagues, prison guards, or health care providers, as institutions such as hospitals and prisons can be held accountable. There is a possibility that
“In employment cases where powerful men who supervise or who supervised women can commit sexual assault and hold not only the perpetrator but also the employer liable, there have been some very serious cases. I think it’s going to be an interesting case,” the lawyer said. Doug Wigdor, who has represented women in many of the high-profile civil and criminal cases of the #MeToo era, told CNN.
About 11,000 claims were filed in the previous window that limited new claims in child sexual abuse cases, a spokesperson for the New York State Courts Administration told CNN. The allegations are estimated to include 750 women alleging sexual assault.
In a statement, the New York City Department of Corrections and Regional Supervision said it has “no tolerance for sexual abuse, sexual harassment, or unauthorized relationships.”
A new lawsuit is also expected, representing about 40 women who allege they were unlawfully sexually abused by Dr. Robert Hadden, a former Columbia University gynecologist. About 150 claims against gynecologists have already been settled.
Hadden was convicted of sex-related charges in state court in 2016. He will face trial next year on federal charges of molesting a female patient over her 20 years. he pleaded not guilty.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/nov/24/trump-e-jean-carroll-files-new-rape-lawsuit-new-york E. Gene Carroll has filed a new lawsuit against Trump as New York’s sexual abuse laws take effect.New York