Ex-Boston prosecutor and social justice advocate accused of rape at NYC resort

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A former Boston prosecutor and present social justice advocate has been indicted for allegedly raping a lady at a New York Metropolis resort, the Manhattan District Legal professional’s Workplace introduced Tuesday.

Adam Foss, 42, of Los Angeles, was freed with out bail at his arraignment in Manhattan Supreme Courtroom, the place he pleaded not responsible to costs of first-degree rape and sexual abuse.

Decide Curtis Farber granted him supervised launch on the request of prosecutors, with the situation that he give up his passport, the DA’s workplace mentioned.

Foss — — a public speaker and founding father of the social justice group “Prosecutor Impression” –is accused of raping a 25-year-old lady whereas she slept in a room at a Midtown resort on Oct. 21, 2017.

He and the sufferer had been calling and texting for a month previous to the date, the place she repeatedly rebuffed his efforts to have intercourse earlier than the 2 fell asleep, prosecutors mentioned.

Adam Foss was indicted for allegedly raping a 25-year-old lady whereas she slept in a resort in 2017.
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Foss, who’s given lectures on felony justice reform for TED Discuss, then allegedly took benefit of the girl as she slept and “was incapable of consent by cause of being bodily helpless,” the indictment alleges.

Singer Raegan Sealy in 2020 publicly accused Foss of raping her after the pair met at an occasion the place she was performing and he was giving a speech. A spokesperson for the DA’s workplace mentioned they couldn’t verify whether or not the girl within the indictment was Sealy, as they don’t reveal sufferer identities.

In an essay on Medium, Sealy claimed she instructed Foss, “I’m not having intercourse with you tonight, you’re too drunk” earlier than repeatedly telling him to cease as he continued to attempt to provoke the sexual encounter.

Lastly, he relented saying, “High quality. Evening Raegan,” she wrote. However then in the midst of the night time, Sealy claimed she awoke to Foss having intercourse together with her.

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Adam Foss pleaded not responsible in Manhattan Supreme Courtroom Tuesday and was let loose on supervised launch.
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“I used to be in an excessive amount of shock to say something. I didn’t inform him to cease. I froze,” she wrote.

Foss’ lawyer Robert Gottlieb referred to as the allegations “preposterous” and mentioned the encounter was consensual.

“The complaining has quite a few occasions made statements that mirror a consensual relationship that she needed to proceed even after the date that she alleges {that a} crime occurred,” Gottlieb mentioned in court docket.

“There may be proof identified to the prosecutors that even following the date at problem the complaining witness despatched texts and was sexting with our shopper within the hopes of continuous a sexual relationship.”

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Adam Foss’ legal professional referred to as the allegations “perposterous” and mentioned his shopper’s relationship with the girl was consensual.
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Gottlieb additionally mentioned that racial dynamics have been at play, together with his shopper being black and the alleged sufferer being white.

“The phrases, the accusations, the assaults on him mirror lengthy standing racial stereotypical assaults on a black man,” Gottlieb mentioned.

Foss labored as an assistant district legal professional in Suffolk County, Massachusetts, which covers Boston, between 2008 and 2016.

Final yr, Suffolk County District Legal professional Rachael Rollins issued an apology to 2 ladies who interned within the workplace as college students and with whom Foss was allegedly “unprofessional” and inappropriate.

The alleged conduct wasn’t discovered to be felony, Rollins mentioned.

“I thank this courageous survivor, who had the braveness to come back ahead and share her story,” mentioned Manhattan District Legal professional Alvin Bragg in a press release saying the indictment.

Extra reporting by Steven Hirsch


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