- By Eric Sanders
- In Abuse of State Power, Blog, Civil Rights Law, Gender Discrimination, News, Press Release, Sexual Harassment
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New York Civil Rights Lawyer Eric Sanders, Esq., of The Sanders Firm, P.C., alleges in a $100 Mil. federal lawsuit that Retired Police Officer Tabatha Foster alleges NYPD Chief Jeffrey B. Maddrey ‘forced’ her into ‘unwanted sexual relationship’
New York, December 13, 2016 – Foster retired on August 31, 2015 with an Accidental Disability Retirement Pension under the ‘Stroke Bill.’
Prior to her appointment to the NYPD, Foster alleges she is the victim of several sexual assaults since childhood. Foster alleges she never met her father or aware of his identity. According to the lawsuit, since childhood Foster consistently sought the approval and safety of male figures of power and authority. These and other childhood traumas, Foster suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and thus throughout her life have been unable to ‘consent’ to appropriate meaningful lasting personal relationships, says the lawsuit. Foster alleges Chief Jeffrey B. Maddrey is fully aware of this information and used his position of power and authority as a high-ranking member of the NYPD and her direct supervisor to exploit her for his sexual gratification.
According to the lawsuit, Foster alleges Maddrey uses his position of power and authority to exploit other female employees as well. Foster alleges the City of New York knows about his and other high-ranking members of the NYPD sexual exploitations but do nothing to protect female subordinate employees.
Foster alleges the City of New York; Raymond W. Kelly; William J. Bratton and James P. O’Neill are fully aware female subordinates’ accusing their supervisors of sexual harassment is a very serious problem especially in the ranks of Captain and above, they are rarely if ever disciplined aka ‘White Shirt Immunity.’ Foster alleges the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Internal Affairs Bureau rarely if ever, fully investigate the accusing female subordinates’ alleges, who are often labeled as ‘crazy, lazy, disciplinary problems or aloof.’ Foster alleges the City of New York; Raymond W. Kelly; William J. Bratton and James P. O’Neill use ‘White Shirt Immunity’ and the low ‘substantiation’ rate to promote unqualified employees such as Maddrey who then further ‘prey’ upon other female employees. Foster alleges the department allocates very little training resources if any related to sexual harassment.
For more than seven years, Maddrey subjected her to unwelcome sexual advances inside and outside of the workplace where she DID NOT ‘consent’ due to her PTSD, says the lawsuit. Foster alleges due to her PTSD, she unwittingly performed numerous sexual favors for Maddrey inside and outside of the workplace causing her emotional and physical harm. These sexual acts occurred inside the 75th Precinct, Police Service Area No.: 3, his assigned department auto, her various homes, the Surfside Motel in Howard Beach, Trump SoHo, Foxwoods in Mashantucket, CT and other lodging locations, according to the lawsuit. Foster alleges she performed these sexual acts with and without a condom including sexual intercourse, oral sex where she swallowed his semen etc.
Over the years, Maddrey on numerous occasions attempted to get Foster to engage in other sexual activities with he, other female employees of the NYPD and at least one known professional male actor while he was staying at the Trump SoHo, says the lawsuit.
Maddrey on more than one occasion physically assaulted Foster including one time on December 7, 2015, within the confines of the 106 Precinct area (Tudor Park aka Joseph P. Addabbo Park), says the lawsuit. According to the lawsuit, Maddrey punched Foster about the body, slapped her in the face, and smothered her face into the asphalt. Foster alleges in fear for her life, she pointed her loaded authorized Glock 19 at Maddrey, he then backed off. At some point, a marked police vehicle assigned to the 106th Precinct arrived at the location but, instead of taking appropriate police action, Maddrey sent the police away, according to the lawsuit.
Foster alleges Maddrey on more than once occasion recorded her with his mobile device performing various sexual acts upon him without her consent. Foster alleges Maddrey would then show them to other people.
Over the years, Maddrey would give her gifts, various job assignment and college recommendations to advance his ‘relationship’ with her. Foster alleges on numerous occasions Maddrey would ‘borrow’ money from her in direct violation of the conflict of interest laws. On more than one occasion, Maddrey damaged Foster’s recording devices and deleted digital files from her mobile devices to destroy evidence of his conduct towards her.
Foster alleges because of the City of New York and Maddrey’s conduct, she sustained emotional and physical damages.
Eric Sanders, Esq., of The Sanders Firm, P.C., filed the federal lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, Docket No.: 16 cv 6859, Tabatha Foster v. City of New York, et al., on December 13, 2016.
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