The plaintiff had accused Skorzewski of assaulting her when the pair flew out to Seattle in 2013 to interview her about a sexual assault in Union Square, according to the Law Department and court documents.
The settlement was first reported by The 25-year-old victim agreed on Monday to settle her suit against the city and Skorzewski, who she accused of groping her when she stayed at his and Lamboy’s hotel after they took her on a bar crawl around Seattle.
After meeting with the two, as well as a female NYPD detective who was dating Lamboy, the woman stood up to go home, but Lamboy urged her to stay and hang out with them, the complaint alleged.
“This settlement was in the interest of all parties,” a spokesman said.
Lawyers for the woman and for Skorzewski did not respond to requests for comment, but the woman’s lawyer, Christopher Galiardo, said in court that she was eager to put the incident behind her.
According to the woman, whose name DNAinfo New York is withholding, Skorzewski flirted with her throughout the marathon drinking session, telling the rape survivor “you’re my favorite victim.” The charges became public when the woman sued the city in 2015, and Skorzewski subsequently hit back at her with a countersuit, accusing the woman of defamation.
The lawsuit was scheduled to go to trial before a federal judge on Monday, but the parties agreed instead to settle, according to a Law Department spokesman.
CIVIC CENTER — A rape victim who accused a pair of NYPD Special Victims Unit officers — who were supposed to be investigating her rape attack — of taking her on a bar crawl and then groping her has accepted a ,000 settlement from the city, according to the city’s Law Department.
Under the agreement, the city will pay the woman ,000 and the other ,000 will come from disgraced former NYPD Detective Lukasz Skorzewski and retired Lieutenant Adam Lamboy, who the plaintiff accused of taking advantage of her.In August of that year, he blamed her for causing discord in his life, and said his wife would leave him if she found out, the woman said, according to the complaint.The sexual assault case was eventually closed without explanation, and the woman said that as far as she knew the officers had never spoken with her accused attacker, the complaint said.As the largest, best trained, most effective, and most technologically advanced law enforcement agency in the United States, the NYPD provides safety and peace of mind to millions of residents, workers, and visitors across the five boroughs of New York City — 24 hours a day, seven days a week.Going forward, the NYPD is striving to add "most caring" and "most connected" to that list.In the past 25 years, the department has achieved spectacular declines in both violent and property crime, ensuring that New York City has the lowest overall rate of major crimes in the 25 largest cities in the country.