Congressional hopeful Yuh-Line Niou claimed memory loss in suit

Congressional hopeful Yuh-Line Niou claimed memory loss in suit

Congressional candidate Yuh-Line Niou, who desires to signify Decrease Manhattan and Brownstone Brooklyn, says she has been impacted by reminiscence loss after being injured in a automotive crash.

Niou, 39, a Manhattan Assemblywoman who’s now vying for the Democratic nomination in subsequent month’s crowded tenth Congressional District major, stated beneath oath in 2018 that an Uber accident two years earlier had left her with reminiscence points.

The admission got here in a authorized deposition for a Manhattan Supreme Courtroom lawsuit Niou filed in opposition to Uber, her driver and the motive force of the opposite automotive concerned within the 2016 crash.

The reminiscence points stacked as much as be “greater than only a coincidence,” Niou stated on the time.

She recounted a current journey to Albany, saying, “I forgot my keys in my bag, within the unsuitable bag, after which I went to the Vacation Inn Specific after my Amtrak journey, and I left my baggage within the trunk of the Uber, after which I went to my room and I forgot to take the important thing down.”

The troubling crash occurred in 2016.HANS PENNINK

She went on to elaborate that “Typically I’ve to make a cellphone name or a few, you understand, conferences are on the calendar and generally I simply can’t bear in mind like what I ought to be studying or what I ought to be doing. It’s simply — generally it’s lots.”

Niou settled the lawsuit in 2020 for between $50,000 and $75,000.

Niou is going through Metropolis Councilwoman Carlina Rivera, Assemblywoman Jo Anne Simon and US Rep. Mondaire Jones, who at the moment reps a Westchester-based district, amongst others candidates within the Aug. 23 major.

Maud Maron, who can also be searching for the nomination, stated she had by no means heard Niou point out the reminiscence difficulty and that she wanted to be clear.

Opponent Maud Maron known as out Niou’s skill to serve totally.Stefan Jeremiah

“I believe it’s a must to be clear about whether or not or not you’ll be able to proceed to serve or can function totally as earlier than as a result of with the ability to bear in mind what individuals inform you is an extremely vital a part of being an elected chief,” Maron stated.

Niou, who has the assist of the left-leaning Working Households Occasion, not too long ago drew warmth for backing the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions motion in opposition to Israel. Days later she posted a photograph of herself showing to take a chunk out of a loaf of challah whereas visiting a Jewish household’s residence, main one neighborhood observer to notice “the Jewish neighborhood desires to know, are you with us or in opposition to us.”

She has additionally incorrectly stated that Asian-American organizations obtained no funding from the state till she took workplace in 2017 and has claimed to have delivered an eye-popping quantity of pandemic support.

Max Burns, a spokesman for Niou, didn’t deny pol’s reminiscence points, claiming she has “clearly responded on multiple event that her occasional misplacing of automotive keys didn’t influence her skill to do her job.”

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