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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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New Sex Abuse Lawsuit Filed Against Blackplanet.com

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Jeff: [inaudible 00:00:10] Okay. Good afternoon, my name is Jeff Herman, J-E-F-F H-E-R-M-A-N, with the law firm Herman, Mermelstein & Horowitz, and I’m here today to announce the filing of a lawsuit against a website called blackplanet.com, their parent companies as well as against a couple individuals by the guy name of Emerson Callum and Lavont Flanders. Callum also goes by the pseudonym Jah-T.

The allegations in this case are really, really disturbing. According to my client as alleged in this lawsuit she had become a member of blackplanet.com and posted some modeling photos of herself. She was contacted by a woman, she believed to be a woman, who claimed to be a talent scout. This woman offered her an audition in south Florida for a Bacardi commercial.

My client, thinking it’s a woman, and began to trust this woman, and gave her her phone number so she could be contacted for the commercial. Eventually, my client came to south Florida and went on what she thought was a rehearsal for an audition. She was given three shots of alcohol to drink. Unbeknownst to her, the alcohol was laced with drugs we believe with Xanax or some sort of combination of a date-rape drug, and once drugged my client was raped and video taped during the rape. She was not even aware that this happened because the drug had blocked her memories.

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