Andrew Cuomo’s former executive assistant has accused him of sexual harassment and groping her in 2021.
Brittany Commisso has filed a lawsuit against Cuomo under the Adult Survivors Act, claiming he groped her in 2020 while he was still the governor of New York.
Commisso told CBS News in 2021 that Cuomo had closed the door to a room at the Governor’s Mansion that she was in and “put his hand up my blouse and cupped my breast over my bra.”
“I exactly remember looking down, seeing his hand, which is a large hand, thinking to myself, ‘Oh, my God. This is happening,’” she said. “It happened so quick, he didn’t say anything. When I stopped it, he just pulled away and walked away.”
Cuomo’s attorney, Rita Glavin, has claimed that her client is innocent and will fight the accusations in court.
“Ms. Commisso’s claims are provably false, which is why the Albany County District Attorney dismissed the case two years ago after a thorough investigation,” Glavin said. “Ms. Commisso’s transparent attempt at a cash grab will fail. We look forward to seeing her in court.”
Earlier this week, it was reported that Cuomo is considering running for New York City mayor.