Gov. According to New York's Attorney general, Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple female employees, including his office.
NY A.G. Letitia James released Tuesday's results of her investigation. She claimed that the NY Governor had sexually harassed current and former employees between 2013 and 2020, and even retaliated against an employee who made allegations.
The report stated that sexual harassment was defined as unwanted and inexcusable groping, kissing and hugging, and comments that were "deeply embarrassing, uncomfortable, offensive, or inappropriate."
James claims that Cuomo's office and Cuomo encouraged a "toxic" work environment that allowed harassment to take place. Cuomo and his senior staff were determined to discredit or disparage at most one of their accusers. The probe took five months.
The bottom line of the report is that Cuomo's actions were in violation of multiple federal and state laws, as well as written policies by Executive Chamber.
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Multiple women came forward to the allegations, which first surfaced in December 2020. Investigators claim that nearly 200 people were interviewed. They also combed through over 74,000 emails, text messages, and photos.
Cuomo was interviewed as part of the investigation. The A.G.'s Office claims that Cuomo made "blanket denies" or didn’t recall specific incidents.