He has not been charged with a crime or arrested, and his attorney, Mark Geragos, told the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday that Adelman was innocent and looked forward to being vindicated.
In a search warrant and affidavit for the investigation published in August, the woman alleged that, after drinking with Adelman during a July 10 “pub crawl” downtown, she awoke the next morning to discover a man sexually assaulting her. She allegedly later identified the man as Adelman.
The woman, who has not been identified, believed she may have been drugged and sought medical attention, according to the warrant.
Adelman was honored by the Crescenta Valley Town Council as part of its recognition of former council presidents July 16, just six days after the alleged assault occurred.
At the ceremony, Adelman told the council that even though he no longer lived in the area, “I love this community.”
Adelman’s former colleagues on the council have shied away from commenting on the allegations since he was put on leave.
Current Council President Steve Pierce said he had met Adelman only once, but said he hoped the situation would work itself out.
“It’s unfortunate, the situation, and I hope things work out for Mr. Adelman, and also that he is able to get on with his life,” Pierce said.