New York AG’s Office Finds Governor Andrew Cuomo Sexually Harassed Multiple Women…Finally

  • New York AG Letitia James’ office announced on Tuesday that its independent investigators found that Gov. Cuomo sexually harassed multiple female members of his own staff, state employees, and a State Trooper.
  • “We find that the Governor sexually harassed a number of current and former New York State employees,” and made “numerous offensive comments of a suggestive and sexual nature that created a hostile work environment for women,” the investigators wrote.
  • Letitia James said in a statement that she is “inspired by all the brave women who came forward, but more importantly I believe them.”

Eliza Relman and Bryan Metzger from Insider writes:

“The office of New York Attorney General Letitia James announced on Tuesday that its independent investigators found that Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple female members of his own staff, state employees, and a State Trooper.

“We find that the Governor sexually harassed a number of current and former New York State employees by, among other things, engaging in unwelcome and nonconsensual touching, as well as making numerous offensive comments of a suggestive and sexual nature that created a hostile work environment for women,” the investigators wrote in their 168-page report.

James said in a statement that she is “inspired by all the brave women who came forward, but more importantly I believe them.”

Leading the five-month investigation into Cuomo were former US Attorney Joon Kim and Anne Clark. Kim led the prosecution against Joe Percoco, a former aide to Governor Cuomo who was sentenced to 6 years in prison on corruption charges in 2018. Clark is an employment lawyer who previously worked for Legal Momentum, a defense fund for women.

The report details the “toxic, hostile, abusive” workplace fostered by the Governor. One former state employee told investigators that the Governor made women feel like “prey.” The report also said that there was a sense among Cuomo’s staff members that getting his personal attention was “not only normal, but to be valued.”

Cuomo was questioned under oath by the investigators for 11 hours on July 17, The New York Times reported Monday.

Despite insisting that he had never harassed anyone, Cuomo apologized last March for making his accusers “feel uncomfortable.” Late last month, the governor suggested the attorney general’s investigation would vindicate him…”

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