Former New York governor Andrew Cuomo faces sex crime complaint
Former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is going through a felony intercourse criticism for allegedly groping a girl.
The criticism, filed within the Albany metropolis courtroom, accuses the previous governor of “forcible touching” for reaching beneath a girl’s shirt in December 2020 at his govt mansion.
Cuomo resigned his workplace in August after a damning report by Letitia James, the New York attorney-general, discovered that he had violated state and federal legislation by sexually harassing 11 ladies.
Amongst them was a former govt assistant whose account matches the one cited within the newest criticism. That and different accounts prompted the district lawyer for Albany to open a felony investigation of Cuomo.
On Thursday afternoon, the courtroom’s spokesperson launched an announcement saying: “A misdemeanour criticism in opposition to former Governor Andrew Cuomo has been filed in Albany Metropolis Courtroom. As it is a intercourse crime, a redacted criticism can be out there shortly.”
Cuomo couldn’t instantly be reached for remark. He has repeatedly denied touching anybody inappropriately whereas acknowledging that he may need behaved in ways in which made some ladies really feel uncomfortable.
The criticism is prone to damp no matter hope Cuomo nursed of mounting a political comeback — probably in subsequent yr’s governor’s election.