Ex-Playboy playmate and Miss November 1992, Stephanie Adams, 41, recently got $1.2 million richer after winning her lawsuit against the New York City police department. Adams, who claims to be a direct descendant of Presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams, said she suffers from permanent back and neck pain as a result of NYPD officers roughing her up during an arrest back in 2006, after a misunderstanding with an agitated cabbie resulted in him calling the police. New York Daily News reports on the story:
An ex-Playboy playmate stripped the city of a $1.2 million payout Tuesday after suing the cops for manhandling her.
A Manhattan jury of four women and two men took 81/2 hours deliberating before tossing fistfuls of money at Miss November 1992, Stephanie Adams, 41, for the injuries she suffered in a 2006 scuffle with police.
The former Bunny’s tale was so compelling that jurors doled awarded her $385,000 more than her lawyer asked for.
Adams, the first openly lesbian Playmate, said cops threw her to the ground at gunpoint after a bizarre confrontation with a cabbie who falsely told them she “flashed vampire teeth” and was going to shoot him.
Adams got into it with the hack, Erik Darko, on Ninth Ave. after he refused to carry her clothing into her Chelsea apartment on May 25, 2006.
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