The mayor of New York, Eric Adams, 63, has been accused of sexual assault in a case dating back to 1993, in a complaint covered by a law that expires this Thursday and that allows victims of sexual violence to report their aggressors even if the facts have expired.

According to the accusation, filed electronically, the complainant, whose identity is unknown, accuses the mayor of “sexual assault, injuries and employment discrimination based on gender and sex, retaliation, hostile work environment and intentional infliction of emotional distress.” , when they both worked in the New York mayor’s office, according to several local media outlets.

“The mayor does not know who this person is. If they ever met, he does not remember. But he would never do anything to physically harm another person and he strongly denies such a claim,” says his press department.

The complainant is asking for financial compensation of five million dollars, according to the press.

Eric Leroy Adams spent his career in the New York police force, where he was captain before entering local politics with the Democratic Party. He has been mayor of New York since 2022.

In recent days, the New York Supreme Court has received several complaints of sexual assault covered by the Adult Survivor Act, which allows complaints in cases that have already prescribed.

In addition to Adams, the vocalist of the hard rock group Guns N’ Roses, Axl Rose, the actor Jamie Foxx, the rapper Sean Combs, and the producer Jimmy Iovine have also been denounced.