Brad Hoylman-Sigal reflects on Adult Survivors Act and Child Victims Act

During a recent discussion on MSNBC on E. Jean Carroll’s successful civil suit against Donald Trump, one panelist noted that it was Kathy Hochul who signed the New York law that allowed Carroll to sue Trump years after the earlier statute of limitations would have barred that action. While New York’s Democratic governor did sign that legislation last year, it was a coalition of advocacy groups and state legislators that moved the law.

“It’s sometimes lost in conversation that legislators and advocates had worked hard for years to get this bill passed,” said Brad Hoylman-Sigal, the state senator who led that coalition that enacted the Adult Survivors Act along with Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal, who represents portions of Hell’s Kitchen and the Upper West Side. Hoylman-Sigal represents parts of the Upper West Side, Hell’s Kitchen, and Chelsea and is openly gay.