Cuomo accuser files criminal complaint with Albany County sheriff
The woman who accused Gov. Cuomo of groping her in the Executive Mansion has filed a criminal complaint with the Albany County Sheriff’s Office. That’s according to a spokesperson for the sheriff.
The complaint filed Thursday is the first known instance of one of Cuomo’s accusers bringing a case to law enforcement. If sheriff’s investigators confirm the allegations, they could arrest the governor.
The state Attorney General’s report identified this woman as Executive Assistant #1. She says Cuomo reached under her blouse and groped her breast in his office at the mansion.
The woman also told investigators Cuomo had, on various occasions since 2019, grabbed her buttocks, kissed her on the lips, hugged her inappropriately and pried into her personal life.
Cuomo denies groping her, pointing to text messages the executive assistant sent to other staff on the day in question, indicating nothing was amiss, as evidence it didn’t happen. He told investigators she initiated their hugs, and that he was “more in the reciprocal business.”
The governor’s staff reported the woman’s allegations to the Albany Police Department when they came to light in March.
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