Attorney General Letitia James announced Tuesday that her office investigation into sexual harassment allegations against New York’s Gov. Andrew Cuomo found that he sexually harassed multiple women.
“This is a sad day for New York because independent investigators have concluded that Governor Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women and, in doing so, broke the law,” James said.
The investigation found all 11 complainants to be credible, and their findings were “very well corroborated.”
“The complainants also described how the culture within the Executive Chamber—rife with fear and intimidation and accompanied by a consistent overlooking of inappropriate flirtations and other sexually suggestive and gender-based comments by the Governor—enabled the above-described instances of harassment to occur and created a hostile work environment overall,” the report said.
“None of this would have been illuminated if not for the brave women who came forward,” James said at a news conference.