The woman who publicly called out a high-ranking police chief earlier this year for having extra-marital affairs with various women in the NYPD including her is suing the department for $100 million, claiming she was forced into an abusive sexual relationship with him, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday.
Retired cop Tabatha Foster says Assistant Chief Jeffrey Maddrey relentlessly pursued her while she was his subordinate at the 75th Precinct in Brooklyn and manipulated her into having a years-long affair that included on-duty sex and morphed into physical and mental abusive.
The woman claims that despite his predatory behavior, Maddrey rose through the ranks through what she called “white-shirt immunity,” an unspoken policy that protects high-ranking cops and is secretly endorsed by department brass, according to the suit.
The court documents claim that Maddrey began preying on Foster in 2009 while she was pregnant, telling her in and out of work how much he “wanted her.”
Foster, who said she was abused as a child and suffers from PTSD, alleges that Maddrey “used knowledge of her martial problems and the traumas she suffered as a child including the sexual abuse pretending to be her savior,” at one point boasting that “crazy p—y is the best p—y,” according to the lawsuit.
He then “co-opted her into an unwanted ‘supervisor-subordinate’ sexual relationship,” the documents read.
Maddrey summoned Foster to his office for sex on several occasions and even ordered her “to prepare COMPSTAT for him to ensure he would have constant close contact with her,” according to the suit.
The relationship continued after Maddrey was promoted and transferred to PSA 3 in Brooklyn in 2011, where he would regularly drive to her home in a department vehicle for sex while on duty.
When she confronted him after finding out he was having sex with other women, he threatened to expose a trove of nude pictures that she had sent at his request, she says.
While having a fight one night in December 2015, Maddrey who had since been promoted to commanding officer of Brooklyn North allegedly led Foster who had recently retired on disability into a darkened park, where he choked her and threw her to the ground.
oster says she pulled a gun on Maddrey, who eventually convinced her to put it down. When it was in a safe position, he allegedly choked her, grabbed the weapon and dismantled it.
Shortly after that incident, Foster posted a long rant on Facebook, exposing their affair and accused him of “chasing pregnant married girls around the department,” according to the post.
The rant, which was first reported by The Post, sparked an Internal Affairs investigation, which Maddrey has defended himself against.
No disciplinary action has been taken against him, at least yet.
In addition to Maddrey, the suit names Police Commissioner James O’Neill, as well as former Commissioners Ray Kelly and Bill Bratton, for being “fully aware [that] sexual harassment is a very serious problem especially in the ranks of Captain and above, they are rarely if ever disciplined aka ‘White Shirt Immunity,’” according to the suit.