Cuomo DID sexually harass staff, NY Attorney General finds: Governor guilty of ‘unwanted groping, sexualized comments, hugging and fostering a toxic work place for young women’
- New York Attorney General Letitia James released her report on Tuesday
- It finds Cuomo did sexually harass multiple women who worked for him
- It also claims that he sexually harassed a state trooper and other state workers
- Cuomo has always denied the allegations; it’s unclear if he now faces charges
NY governor Andrew Cuomo did sexually harass women who worked for him, New York’s Attorney General has found after a five-month-long investigation.
According to AG Letitia James report that was released on Tuesday, Cuomo sexually harassed ‘young women’ who worked for him with ‘unwanted groping, sexualized comments and hugging’.
The investigation also found that he fostered a ‘toxic work environment’.
The investigators say he groped the breast of an executive assistant, one of multiple occasions where he allegedly touched her ‘intimately’ without her consent.
The 168-page report was released on Tuesday but it’s unclear if the Governor now faces any criminal charges.
The report cites ‘relevant laws’ as Employer Liability and Executive Chamber Policy.
The Governor, who has always denied the allegations, is yet to respond to the report’s findings.
NY governor Andrew Cuomo did sexually harass women who worked for him, New York’s Attorney General has found after a five-month-long investigation
The 168-report was released on Tuesday after a five month investigation by the NY AG
New York Attorney General Letitia James announcing her findings on Tuesday after a five month investigation
Among the allegations which the report says are true is that he sexually harassed a state trooper by running his ‘finger from her neck down her spine’ while they were sharing an elevator and saying ‘hey you’.
He is also said to have rubbed a state employee’s stomach, ran his finger across the chest of another woman, and engaged in ‘widespread pattern’ of subjecting women to ‘unwanted hugs’.
The report concludes: ‘The Governor sexually harassed a number of State employees through unwelcome and unwanted touching, as well as by making numerous offensive and sexually suggestive comments.
‘We find that such conduct was part of a pattern of behavior that extended to his interactions with others outside of State government.’
Non-consensual touching, repeatedly made comments of a sexualized, gender based nature.
Cuomo was grilled for 11 hours as part of the investigation.
During questioning, the report says he ‘did not dispute that he sometimes commented on staff members’ appearance and attire (although generally only to compliment), and stated that, being “old fashioned,”.
He said he uses terms like ‘honey’, ‘sweetheart’ and ‘darling’ and that he regularly gave women hugs and kisses – sometimes on the lips.
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