‘Overwhelming Evidence’ Of Sexual Misconduct Against Former Governor Cuomo
The New York State Assembly Judiciary Committee released a report today detailing allegations against former-Governor Andrew Cuomo.
The report was completed by the law firm Davis Polk & Wardell.
Officials say the legislative investigation found "overwhelming evidence" that Cuomo engaged in sexual harassment and ordered state workers to help produce his book on the COVID pandemic during working hours.
The detailed report concludes:
- Former Governor Cuomo engaged in multiple instances of sexual harassment, including by creating a hostile work environment and engaging in sexual misconduct;
- The former governor utilized state resources and property, including work by Executive Chamber staff, to write, publish and promote his book – a project for which he was guaranteed at least $5.2 million in personal profit; and at the same time
- The former governor was not fully transparent regarding the number of nursing home residents who died as a result of COVID-19.
“This has been a profoundly sad chapter in New York’s history. I commend Chairman Charles Lavine, the members of the Judiciary Committee and the team at Davis Polk for their hard work and diligence in completing this investigation,” said Speaker Carl Heastie. “I also want to acknowledge everyone who participated in all of the investigations for their cooperation, particularly the brave women who stepped forward. As we have throughout this process, we will continue to cooperate with all relevant investigative bodies to provide them with the evidence we have uncovered.”
The investigation included interviews with 200 individuals.
It also involved the review of the statements and writings by the former governor and his counsel throughout the investigation.