New York Governor‘s outside counsel Rita Glavin is holding a news briefing on Tuesday, the governor announced. The briefing is being held amid growing calls for Cuomo’s resignation after an independent investigation by Attorney General Letitia James found that he sexually harassed 11 women, including staffers and women who did not work for his administration.
The New York Assembly Judiciary Committee said Monday that it is wrapping up its impeachment inquiry into Cuomo. He has until Friday to submit any evidence.
, one of the women who is referenced in the report, that she believes Cuomo knows he broke the law and he needs to be “held accountable.”
“There’s a difference between being an affectionate and warm person. Sexual harassment is completely different,” she said. “The governor knows that what he did to me and what he did to these 10 other women, whether it be a comment or an actual physical contact, was sexual harassment. He broke the laws that he himself created.”
One of Cuomo’s top advisers,Sunday night.
James’ report described an “unsafe” and “hostile” work environment in the governor’s office. It also included testimony from Commisso, who said she was terrified of senior staff, including DeRosa, learning about her accusations.
“[T]he way he was so firm with [me] that I couldn’t show anyone else that photo, I was just terrified that if I shared what was going on that it would somehow get around,” she said in the report. “And if Stephanie Benton or Melissa [DeRosa] heard that, I was going to lose my job. Because I knew that I certainly was going to be the one to go.”