New York enacts the Adult Survivors Act, a victory for sexual abuse survivors.

Read this well-written explanation of recent New York legislation which will allow victims of sexual abuse to seek legal recourse against their perpetrators and employers that were previously time-barred due to statute of limitations and/or notice of claim requirements.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/douglaswigdor/2022/05/25/statute-of-limitations-on-sexual-assault-eliminated-for-one-year-in-new-york-following-passage-of-the-adult-survivors-act/?sh=7a04c8a046fd

If you are one of those people who always thinks that delay in reporting sexual victimization is unreasonable, is based on untruths, and is just a “money grab,” read this article again and again until you understand how warped your thinking really is.

The result of this new law is that “[u]ndoubtedly, there are many individuals who thought they had escaped potential liability for their actions that are now going to have to consider being named in court and being held accountable for their actions even though they occurred many years ago.” I’d say these individuals are due for some sleepless nights.



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