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New York Child Victims Act

The New York Child Victims Act makes a necessary change to long standing precedent in statutes of limitations in child sexual assault cases. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has made this Act one of his top initiatives for 2018-19, and after the Legislature voted to approve the legislation on Monday Jan 28th,2019, it now heads to the Governor’s desk for his signature.

The Child Victims Act will extend the statute of limitations on child sexual abuse crimes to the age of 28 in criminal cases and the age of 50 in civil cases, with a one year-window to bring civil claims for victims below that age limit.

For more information on the act and if you feel that a claim can be revived, contact us today.

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Jeff Herman, Attorney for Third Kevin Clash Accuser Files Suit

Jeff: It’s not that about endorsements, but he has a career, and he’s really torn. In his statement he read, he thinks that Kevin Clash is an incredible man outside of his sexual demons. And is really torn about whether or not he should come forward and wasn’t going to until these other victims were being essentially persecuted by, not everybody, but you know, people were not believing them and challenging their stories. I see that a lot with victims is that if sometimes someone is being accused of something if they come forward and say, “Yeah, it’s true. I made a mistake,” then victims don’t feel the need to come forward. But in this case, these victims, the previous victims were being challenged and so we came forward to support them.

It was a lawsuit I filed on behalf of a client alleging he was sexually abused by Kevin Clash when he was 16 years old back in the year 2000. He alleges he came to New York in high school to look at modeling work, went on a gay chat line, and was contacted by Kevin Clash who was using a different name. They engaged in sexual activity, oral sex, etc. In this particular client, back in 2009, began to write a manuscript about his life experiences and alleges that one of his chapters was about his experiences at 16 years old with Kevin Clash. He calls him “The Tickler” in his book, which was never published.

Interviewer: Why now?

Jeff: He’s coming forward now because he saw the other victims come forward and their veracity being challenged and felt that as he needed to step forward and reveal the truth.

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