According to several news outlets, including the Daily Wire, Andrew Cuomo has been officially charged with a sex crime. Just this past Thursday, October 28th, 2021, Albany City Court charged former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo with a Class A Misdemeanor of Forcible Touching.
— The Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) October 28, 2021
The sex crime charge came as a result of the investigation that New York Attorney General Letitia James headed after reports of sexual harassment became known during his time in the position of authority and power. While at the Governor’s mansion located in Albany, in December of 2020 Cuomo molested the left breast of a staff member, or so had been alleged in the final report filed by the NY Attorney General.
In the complaint that was officially filed, it states that Cuomo “did intentionally, and for no legitimate purpose, forcibly place his hand under the blouse shirt of the victim…and onto her intimate body part…specifically, the victims [sic] left breast for the purposes of degrading and satisfying his sexual desire.”
According to The New York Post the victim’s name was redacted but since the report has come out on Oct 28th, “a lawyer representing former Cuomo aide Brittany Commisso, 33, acknowledged it’s her.” The incident was further verified and detailed that the event took place on December 7th, on the second floor of the Executive Mansion in Albany, the home Cuomo officially lived in at the time.
Supposedly there are several pieces of evidence to prove some if not all of the allegations made against the former governor including, but not limited to text messages, aviation records for Dec. 7th, press conference and news reports, state police Blackberry PIN messages, badge swipe records at the state capital, and of course, Commisso’s testimony.
Albany City Court has already scheduled a summons for November 17th, 2021 where Andrew Cuomo will be required to appear. This information came from Albany County’s D.A. and the Albany County Sheriff’s Office. As many journalists have already reported over twitter, Cuomo will likely be arrested as early as next week so that he can be booked.
Brittany Commisso is one of eleven women who came forward in August of 2021. It was Albany County District Attorney David Soares who opened the investigation into Cuomo’s alleged harassment and inappropriate touching on August 3rd of 2021. Soares began looking into the incidents for criminal activity after the New York Attorney General James report detailed the groping incident.
Mariann Wange, a lawyer for two of Cuomo’s accusers, Alyssa McGrath and Virginia Limmiatis, gave the following statement that was reported by Fox News. “My clients are enormously grateful for the courage of the women who have come forward to speak the truth about Cuomo’s misconduct,” Wang said. “Cuomo is being held to account as he should be, including by being forced to answer a criminal charge. We hope that all men who abuse their power by abusing women will see this and understand that there will be real consequences to their profoundly damaging behavior.”
While Andrew Cuomo has not commented on the charges, his lawyer Rita Glavin said “Governor Cuomo has never assaulted anyone, and Sheriff Apple’s motives here are patently improper. Sheriff Apple didn’t even tell the District Attorney what he was doing.”
Cuomo spokesman Rich Azzopardi added; “’Accidentally’ filing a criminal charge without notification and consent of the prosecuting body doesn’t pass the laugh test and this process reeks of Albany politics and perhaps worse. The fact that the AG — as predicted — is about to announce a run for governor is lost on no one.”
“From the moment my office received the referral to investigate allegations that former Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women, we proceeded without fear or favor… The criminal charges brought today against Mr. Cuomo for forcible touching further validate the findings in our report.” James stated emphatically during her own statement.
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