Big changes are happening for celebrities in New York as the Adult Survivors Act is about to end. This important law, made in late 2022, lets adults who survived sexual assault file lawsuits for incidents that happened a long time ago. With the deadline getting closer, many famous people face legal trouble, and some surprising accusations are coming out.
Let’s take a look at the celebs facing legal action
Renowned Guns N’ Roses singer Axl Rose finds himself at the center of a lawsuit filed by former Penthouse model Sheila Kennedy. She asserts a violent sexual assault in 1989 which states that Rose used his fame and power to manipulate and control her. Rose’s legal team vehemently denies these allegations, asserting that the incident never occurred.
Cuba Gooding Jr.
Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. faces renewed allegations of sexual abuse from two women, Jasmine Abbay and Kelsey Harbert. The lawsuits, filed on Wednesday, accuse Gooding of sexual assault and battery, seeking damages for lost wage and emotional distress
Assault claims surface from 2015 Oscar-winning actor Jamie Foxx is confronted with a lawsuit alleging sexual assault in 2015. The plaintiff, known as Jane Doe, claims Foxx used force to touch her inappropriately at a popular NYC restaurant. Foxx denies the incident, labeling the accusations as frivolous.
Bill Cosby, already a controversial figure, faces a new lawsuit from journalist and publicist Joan Tarshis. Accusing Bill Cosby of battery, assault, and intentional infliction of emotional distress, Tarshis seeks unspecified damages for alleged incidents dating back to the 1960s.
Music executive Jimmy Iovine faces accusations of sexual abuse in a summons filed under New York’s Adult Survivors Act. Jane Doe, alleges in the court documents that she was “sexually abused, forcibly touched, and subjected to sexual harassment and retaliation” in incidents around August 2007.
These lawsuits are part of over 2,500 cases filed under the Adult Survivors Act in the past year. Even famous people like former President Donald Trump and music mogul Sean “Diddy” are dealing with legal problems under this temporary law. The deadline makes things urgent for survivors looking forward to justice.