The ex-SVU cop accused of groping a rape victim after a 10-hour pub crawl “chuckled” when she told him she had to leave her clothes on, court papers filed Thursday reveal.
City lawyers argued in recent court filings that the woman had said her interaction with NYPD Officer Lukasz Skorzewski was “not all one sided” and that she felt safe with him.
But the woman’s lawyer, Christopher Galiardo, said the city “cherry picks facts” from her blog and NYPD Internal Affairs interviews in its renewed fight for dismissal.
“I remember saying, ‘I have to leave my clothes on,’ which is ... the first boundary that I set when my attacker raped me,” the woman told IAB probers.
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“And he kind of, like, chuckled, which I thought was like, really weird ... because I told him this story yesterday.”
Galiardo also said his client, 25, was uncomfortable with the power Skorzewski, 32, wielded when allegedly initiating physical contact.
“Wtf is he doing, not only is he married with two kids but he is also working my case in a position of power over me,” the woman wrote on her blog, according to Galiardo. “And that is always my freezing point for me.”
Lukasz Skorzewski went to Seattle, Wash. in July 2013 to investigate a woman’s claims she was raped in a Union Square apartment that January.
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Skorzewski’s boss, now-retired Lt. Adam Lamboy, 45, traveled with him.
The woman has said that Skorzewski and Lamboy took her drinking the day after their initial interview. The morning after, Skorzewski tried ripping the woman’s clothes off as she slept in his bed — he’d been sleeping on his hotel room couch — according to the woman’s $3 million suit.
In a statement, the city Law Department said, “We’re not going to litigate this in the press, the legal papers speak for themselves — these individuals were not acting as police officers and were reprimanded for their poor judgment.”
Skorzewski’s lawyer declined comment Thursday.
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