Adult Survivors Act Signed Into Law

Are you a survivor of sexual assault or abuse from years ago?

The Adult Survivors Act (the “ASA”) is a landmark new law that re-opens the statute of limitations for sexual abuse claims in New York, even if the victim was an adult at the time of the abuse. If you are a survivor of sexual assault or abuse, no matter when the assault occurred, we can help you learn about pursuing your rights.

Because the ASA re-opens the statute of limitations, you may be able to pursue your claim even if the abuse occurred decades ago.

The ASA establishes a one-year look-back window.

The ASA is modeled on the Child Victims Act (the “CVA”), which created a look-back window for survivors of sexual assault who were under the age of 18 at the time of the assault. The CVA resulted in over eight thousand lawsuits and has been incredibly effective at holding institutions accountable for long-ago abuse of children.

The CVA only applied to cases of abuse where the victim was under eighteen years of age at the time of the abuse. The newly-enacted ASA creates a similar one-year look-back window for survivors of sexual abuse who are over eighteen years old and whose claims are presently time barred.

NYC’s Victims of Gender-Motivated Violence Protection Act establishes a two-year look-back window.

A two-year look-back window opened on March 1, 2023 for sexual assault that qualifies under New York City’s Victims of Gender-Motivated Violence Protection Act. This law may provide an additional avenue to pursue your claim.

We put the survivor first.  Call or email now to find out if you have a claim.

Gloria Allred of Allred Maroko & Goldberg and her co-counsel, Mariann Meier Wang of Cuti Hecker Wang, have for years been working with survivors of sexual abuse. We have obtained justice for hundreds of women and men who were assaulted or abused when they were minors. We have obtained hundreds of millions of dollars for our CVA clients. 

Gloria Allred’s reputation as a women’s rights advocate is world-renowned. She and her firm have been dedicated for decades to seeking justice for those abused by the powerful and have been involved in nearly every significant women’s rights case and issue in this country. 

Mariann Meier Wang is also widely recognized as one of the leading attorneys in this field. She has successfully handled numerous sexual abuse cases against powerful individuals and institutions, including by obtaining a landmark New York legal ruling involving sexual abuse and defamation, and by recently obtaining significant amounts for hundreds of individuals who were sexually abused as children by a physician at Rockefeller University. Mariann is assisted by Cuti Hecker Wang’s six other lawyers, many of whom have been designated “SuperLawyers” and “Top Women Attorneys.”

Cuti Hecker Wang LLP has also obtained justice for thousands of individuals for wrongs committed against them while incarcerated in jails and prisons, including representing a transgender woman who was raped by male inmates at Rikers Island, which recently resulted in one of the largest settlements of any claim brought by an individual in New York for sexual assault while in custody. We are actively litigating a lawsuit on behalf of a woman who was sexually assaulted by federal corrections officials while in custody at MDC Brooklyn. Mariann Wang litigated a class action that resulted in extensive injunctive relief, including a special monitor for two years, and a $33 million settlement for 100,000 individuals who were illegally strip searched upon admission to Rikers after being arraigned solely on misdemeanor or lesser offenses. We have extensive experience representing individuals who were held in unconstitutional conditions of confinement and those who were killed by prison officials. If you were sexually assaulted while in a jail or prison, you may have a claim under the Adult Survivors Act.

Our approach combines high quality advocacy on behalf of our clients with a genuine sensitivity to victims’ experiences and their day-to-day struggles to process and cope with the harm they suffered. Above all, we represent our clients with compassion and dedication while at the same time leveraging our legal expertise to hold perpetrators and the institutions that enabled them accountable.

We have obtained hundreds of millions of dollars for survivors.

The enactment of the ASA creates a truly extraordinary opportunity for survivors of adult sexual assault and abuse to seek justice for the unspeakable acts that continue to injure them years or even decades later. It would be our privilege to help you evaluate your potential ASA claim and help you understand whether you have an opportunity to pursue your claim.

The two firms have obtained hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients over the years.

We’ve represented dozens of survivors of Jeffrey Epstein’s sexual abuse by supporting them in criminal prosecutions, filing federal civil lawsuits to pursue their claims, and assisting them in seeking compensation through an administrative fund process we helped to create.

We helped obtain a record $1.1 billion settlement of sexual assault claims against the University of Southern California.

We obtained a $58.25 million dollar verdict on behalf of our client Mahim Khan, who was subjected to sexual harassment and sexual battery by Alkiviades (“Alki”) David.

We are pursuing federal civil claims on behalf of a rape victim of Harvey Weinstein, whose testimony at the criminal trial led to his 20-year prison sentence.

We are actively pursuing a lawsuit against the NYPD for its discriminatory provision of investigative services to survivors of sexual assault.

We represented former Apprentice contestant Summer Zervos in her lawsuit against Donald Trump for defaming her when he falsely denied that he had assaulted her.

Our firms helped to advocate for the ASA’s passage so that we could continue to help survivors seek justice.

Please contact us immediately if you would like to know more about pursuing your rights under the ASA.  We do not charge for any consultation.

Gloria Allred, Esq.
Allred Maroko & Goldberg
6300 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 150
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Mariann Wang, Esq.
Cuti Hecker Wang LLP
305 Broadway, Suite 607
New York, New York 10007

Mariann Meier Wang

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