In 2013, officer Lukasz Skorzewski and Lt. Adam Lamboy traveled to Seattle to interview a rape victim who was attacked in N.Y.'s Union Square. In an interview with the New York Daily News, the 25-year-old victim alleged that the two married officers invited her out for drinks.
"Looking back, it was totally naive of me to join them," she said. "But I was like, 'This is really cool.' I really looked up to them."
The trio hopped from bar to bar until after midnight, when the victim claims the officers invited her to spend the night with since she was too intoxicated to drive.
She said the officers told her, "No, no, you'll be safe with us. Come back to our hotel, you can crash with us."
The unnamed victim alleges that she woke up the next morning at the Embassy Suites in Bellevue, Wash. and Skorzewski climbed in the bed with her.
"I really want to kiss you right now," she said the officer told her.
"He was insistent on feeling me up… He tried to work his way up my pants, I pushed his hand away," she said.
He also allegedly called her his "favorite rape victim" and continued to call after he returned to N.Y. Eventually, the officer stopped returning the victim's calls.
He, and his superior, were later demoted and suspended 10 days without pay.
"I think what he did was bad enough that he shouldn’t be a cop," the victim told the New York Daily News.
Skorzewski is now suing the victim for $2 million. His lawyer, Peter Brill, said that her interview with the New York Daily News ruined his client’s reputation.
"We believe the statements she made to the Daily News are significantly more salacious than the statements she made to the police," Brill said. "He's being made out to be a monster when he made a slight error in judgment. He had social dealings with a complainant when he shouldn't have, but he did not engage in sexual misconduct with her."
The victim’s filed a $3 million lawsuit against the city of N.Y.