A New York woman has filed a $50 million lawsuit against Macy’s, claiming a man who delivered a mattress to her in March had sexually assaulted her.
Speaking with the New York Post, the 46-year-old accuser said she called Macy’s customer service after the attack at her Queens home and told the representative that their deliveryman raped her. She claimed the deliveryman cornered her in her bedroom and assaulted her as the other deliveryman took her old mattress into the truck.
The deliveryman allegedly groped the victim’s breasts and forced her hand on his penis. The woman told the New York Post that the deliveryman attempted to force himself on her but stopped when the victim said she was on her menstrual cycle.
The victim claimed that after the assault, the deliveryman looked at her and said, ‘This is just between us.”
The victim provided the New York Post with a February 15 receipt purchase of an Aireloom Hybrid luxury mattress from Macy’s.
According to the report, the woman went to the hospital after the March 7 incident for a DNA swab as her attacker put his mouth on her breast.
The accuser’s lawyer said the DNA was tested but did not return a match. Authorities closed the case a month later as they were unable to identify the deliveryman, according to the attorney.
The Post reported that VJ Trucking LLC delivered the victim’s mattress. The New Jersey-based company is also listed as a defendant in the $50 million lawsuit. The suit claimed Macy’s subcontracted the delivery to NEHDS Logistics, who assigned the job to VJ Trucking LLC.
According to the news outlet, the U.S. Department of Transportation lists VJ Trucking LLC as “out of service.”
Macy’s and the VJ Trucking LLC did not respond to the New York Post’s requests for comment.
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