Gov. Cuomo oversaw a toxic workplace and sexually harassed several women, including much younger aides and advisers as well as a State Trooper, according to a bombshell report released Tuesday by state Attorney General James’ office.
The report details cases of harassment by the governor of current and former employees that include unwanted groping, kissing, hugging and inappropriate comments that accusers called “deeply humiliating, uncomfortable, offensive, or inappropriate.”
James also accused Cuomo and his senior staff of taking actions to retaliate against at least one former employee for going public with her accusations against him.
The governor and Executive Chamber staff fostered a “toxic” workplace that enabled “harassment to occur and created a hostile work environment,” violating several state and federal laws, James said.
“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,” James said during a briefing at her Manhattan office. “I am grateful to all the women who came forward to tell their stories in painstaking detail, enabling investigators to get to the truth. No man — no matter how powerful — can be allowed to harass women or violate our human rights laws, period.”