New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women and retaliated against one who went public with her allegations, in violation of state and federal law, according to a report released today by the New York State Attorney General.
The 165-page report says that the governor and his aides cultivated a toxic work environment. The report concluded that Cuomo harassed 11 women, including a state trooper.
“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, said New York Attorney General Letitia James. “No man – no matter how power – can be allowed to harass women or violate our human rights.”
The months-long investigation was launched after multiple women accused Cuomo of unwelcome physical contact and inappropriate personal comments. In the past, the governor has denied touching women “inappropriately” but apologized if he caused them pain.