New York Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women, including current and former employees of his office, according to a report from the state attorney general.
The 165-page report, released Tuesday, found all 11 complainants to be credible, and their findings were “very well corroborated.”
Cuomo and his staff also retaliated against a former employee who came forward with harassment allegations, per Just the News.
What’s more, the governor’s office was found to have used fear and intimidation tactics to silence victims.
“We also conclude that the Executive Chamber’s culture — one filled with fear and intimidation, while at the same time normalizing the Governor’s frequent flirtations and gender-based comments — contributed to the conditions that allowed the sexual harassment to occur and persist,” investigators Joon Kim and Anne Clark wrote in the report. “That culture also influenced the improper and inadequate ways in which the Executive Chamber has responded to allegations of harassment.”
“Gov. Cuomo sexually harassed several women,” said AG Letitia James, who hired the two outside attorneys that conducted the investigation. Cuomo engaged in “unwelcome and non-consensual touching” and made comments of a “suggestive” sexual nature, creating a “hostile work environment for women.”