Victim Files Criminal Complaint Against New York Governor Cuomo for Sexual Harassment
After an independent investigation found New York state governor Andrew Cuomo guilty of sexual harassment, one of the women involved has now also filed a criminal complaint.
American media reported this on Friday based on the authorities and the woman’s lawyers.
Cuomo is already facing criminal charges by at least three regional prosecutors in upstate New York. They have requested evidence from Attorney General Letitia James. In addition, New York House Speaker Carl Heastie has announced a speedy impeachment trial against Cuomo.
Earlier this week, an investigation led by James concluded that Cuomo had sexually harassed former and current female officials. The report lists inappropriate gestures, unwanted kisses and hugs, and inappropriate comments. The governor’s office was a “toxic workplace” with a “climate of fear,” the report says.
Meanwhile, numerous prominent politicians from both parties, including President Joe Biden, called on Cuomo to step aside. Instead, Cuomo dismissed the allegations in a video message and is refusing to resign for the time being.