A woman who accused Governor Andrew Cuomo of groping her in the Executive Mansion last year has filed a criminal complaint with the Albany County sheriff’s department.
The woman is not identified by name but as “Executive Assistant #1,” a former assistant to the governor, in Attorney General Letitia James’ 165-page report.
The conduct included close and intimate hugs, kisses, touching and grabbing of her backside and suggestive remarks, according to the investigators. The report listed that Executive Assistant #1 had what appeared to be the most serious allegation against Cuomo, accusing him of reaching under her shirt and fondling her breast in the Executive Mansion in Albany in November 2020.
The lawyer of another accuser, Lindsey Boylan, said she intends to sue Cuomo for allegedly retaliating against her after she came forward.
Cuomo has repeatedly denied the accusations, while legal experts say that he could be charged with “forcible touching,” a misdemeanor.
The attorney general’s report concludes that Cuomo violated state and federal law in sexually harassing at least 11 women.