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A new NY law lets sexual assault survivors file new lawsuits, even if the statute of limitations has expired

5 days ago   |   By Business Insider

New York Governor Kathy Hochul signed the act into law in May. REUTERS/Cindy Schultz
A new New York law lets survivors of sexual assault file new lawsuits regardless of how far in the past the abuse occurred.
The Adult Survivors Act went into effect on Thursday, giving survivors a one-year window to file civil suits.
E. Jean Carroll, who says former President Donald Trump raped her in the 1990s, sued him for defamation and battery on Thursday.
Adult survivors of sexual assault in New York can now take legal action against their alleged attackers even if the statute of limitations on the...
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