Albany County District Attorney David Soares on Tuesday responded to New York Attorney General Letitia James’ findings from her investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct towards Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
James’ report, which was printed Tuesday morning, included interviews with 179 individuals and located that Cuomo harassed present and former workers members, together with workers members primarily based in Albany, between 2013 and 2020.
“Along with the public, today we have been made aware of the final independent report from AG Letitia James’ office regarding Governor Cuomo’s conduct as they relate to violations of civil harassment statutes,” Soares, who has the power to file legal fees towards Cuomo, stated in a press release to Fox News. “We will be formally requesting investigative materials obtained by the AG’s Office, and we welcome any victim to contact our office with additional information.”
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Soares added that because the matter develops, his office is “reviewing the document released by the Attorney General today” and “will refrain from any additional public comment at this time regarding the status of the ongoing criminal investigation by” the DA’s office.
The Albany Police Department didn’t instantly reply to an inquiry from Fox News.
One of Cuomo’s accusers recognized in James’ report as a trooper with the Protective Services Unit (PSU), the unit of New York State Troopers assigned to guard the governor with workplaces in Albany and New York City, alleged that the governor had touched her inappropriately on a number of events, often in passing.
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The New York State Troopers Police Benevolent Association (NYSTPBA) informed Fox News in a press release that it “is dismayed and disturbed by the conclusion of the report from independent investigators appointed by New York state’s attorney general that Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women, including a New York State Trooper.”
“I’m outraged and disgusted that one of my members, who was tasked with guarding the governor and ensuring his safety, could not enjoy the same sense of security in her work environment that he was provided,” NYSTPBA President Thomas H. Mungeer stated. “The NYSTPBA also applauds the bravery of our member, who when called upon during this investigation was truthful and had the courage to share her experiences.”
Several different ladies accused Cuomo of constructing inappropriate sexual feedback and interesting in undesirable touching, probably the most egregious being from an nameless government assistant who claims that he invited her to his residence and groped her breast beneath her shirt.
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The similar girl informed investigators that Cuomo had additionally repeatedly touched her butt, kissed her on the lips at the very least as soon as, and requested her on a number of events whether or not she has or would cheat on her husband.
Cuomo has publicly denied allegations of inappropriate touching.
Hours after the report’s launch, Cuomo delivered a video deal with responding to its findings. He emphatically denied any wrongdoing.
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“First, I want you to know directly from me that I never touched anyone inappropriately or made inappropriate sexual advances,” Cuomo stated. “I am 63 years old. I’ve lived my entire adult life in public view. That is just not who I am and that’s not who I have ever been.”
James made clear that the investigation was civil in nature and that there aren’t any legal penalties from their report. The incident through which Cuomo allegedly groped a staffer’s breast was dropped at the eye of the Albany police.
Fox News’ Ronn Blizter and Stephanie Pagnones contributed to this report.