Lawmakers urge longer period for sex abuse victims to bring claims

Endorsing the push for an extension, Kat Thomas, a Manhattan lawyer who represents clients with lawsuits brought under the existing look-back period, said stretching the time to commence such litigation will give more people their day in court.

“It takes a person time to get the courage to seek the healing and recovery they deserve,” Thomas said. “After years and sometimes decades of shame, this is often not an overnight process to come forward and step into the courtrooms.”