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NY bill would give sexual abuse survivors new chance to sue

Sexual-abuse

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) --People sexually abused as adults would have a chance to sue the perpetrators even if the usual deadline to bring a lawsuit had expired under a bill gaining momentum in New York's legislature.

The bill is called the Adult Survivors Act. It would give abuse survivors a one-year window in which to bring lawsuits that would otherwise be barred by the state's statute of limitations.

A similar window created in 2019 for victims of childhood sexual abuse led to an avalanche of lawsuits over decades-old allegations of abuse against priests, teachers, Boy Scout leaders, and others.

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