An government assistant to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) who accused him of groping her inside the chief mansion is talking out publicly for the primary time.
“The governor needs to be held accountable,” Brittany Commisso instructed “CBS This Morning” and the Albany Times-Union in a joint interview that’s scheduled to be broadcast in full on Monday.
“What he did was a crime. He broke the law,” she says in a clip of the interview launched on Sunday.
Commisso’s feedback come after she filed a prison criticism in opposition to Cuomo with the Albany Sheriff’s Office on Thursday. Commisso, within the interview, stated, “It was the right thing to do.”
Commisso had beforehand solely been recognized as “Executive Assistant #1” in a report on sexual harassment claims in opposition to Cuomo accomplished by the workplace of New York Attorney General Letitia James. In that report, Commisso stated the governor reached below her shirt and groped her breast whereas they had been alone on the governor’s mansion final yr.
She stated he additionally groped her on New Year’s Eve in 2019, after he requested her to take a selfie with him inside his workplace.
As she held up the digital camera, she stated Cuomo “moved his hand to grab her butt cheek and began to rub it. The rubbing lasted at least five seconds,” in keeping with James’ report.
Commisso additionally accused the governor of commonly hugging her and kissing her on the cheek. She stated he kissed her on the lips as soon as, as effectively.
When questioned as a part of James’ investigation, Cuomo denied the allegations. He did say that he usually hugs and kisses folks, and should have kissed sure workers members on the lips with out remembering whom.
Similar allegations in opposition to the governor from 10 different ladies had been included in James’ report.
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