Disabled Son of New York State Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg Files Federal Lawsuit After Abuse at AHRC Nassau

  • October 1, 2012

New York State Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg and his wife Ellen Weisenberg filed a lawsuit on behalf of their disabled son Ricky in federal district court for physical and psychological abuse suffered at AHRC Nassau, a chapter organization of NYSARC, Inc., and Dwayne Edwards, an AHRC employee.

The complaint alleges that Mr. Edwards cruelly and repeatedly struck Ricky, and taunted him, calling him a “f***ing Jew,” “nasty,” “evil,” and “worthless.” An internal investigation into the misconduct ultimately concluded: “the allegation of physical and psychological abuse is substantiated.”

The Weisenberg family is represented by Ilann M. Maazel and O. Andrew F. Wilson of ECBAWM.

“Lawmaker to File Suit Charging Abuse of His Disabled Son,” New York Times