AG: Sexual harassment allegations against Gov. Cuomo are true
Attorney General Tish James announced Monday that Cuomo sexually harassed 11 women, including nine who are current or former state employees.
"The independent investigation has concluded that Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women and in doing so, violated federal and state laws," said James.
James announced the findings of an independent investigation into alleged sexual harassment by the governor.
"Specifically, the investigation found that Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed current and former New York state employees by engaging in unwelcome and non-consensual touching and making numerous offensive comments of a suggestive and sexual nature," she said.
James and lead investigators Joon Kim, a former U.S. Attorney, and Anne Clark, a lawyer who specializes in workplace law, detailed the results of their five-month investigation and offered up a 170-page report.
They interviewed 179 people, and reviewed 74,000 pieces of evidence.
Eleven total complainants, nine of whom are or were state employees, including some who had regular contact with the governor, and others who only met him once.
"But all of them experienced harassing conduct from the governor. Some suffered through unwanted touching and grabbing of their most intimate body parts," said Kim.
MORE INFORMATION: Full AG report on sexual harassment allegations against Gov. Cuomo