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An aide to the governor of New York filed a criminal complaint against Andrew Cuomo that could lead to his arrest if the allegations are confirmed.
This Friday, August 6, the New York Post reported that the victim accused him of groping her while they were taking a selfie together. She is identified as ‘Executive Assistant #1′ in Attorney General Letitia James’ sexual harassment report.
Sheriff Craig Apple told The Post that “the end result could either be it sounds substantiated and an arrest is made and it would be up to the DA to prosecute the arrest.”
The victim who has not yet been publicly identified filed the charges alleging that the governor lured her into a hug, reached under her blouse and fondled one of her breasts at the Executive Mansion in Albany.
The victim also told investigators that Cuomo touched her after asking her to take selfies inside his office at the Executive Mansion on Dec. 31, 2019.
While taking the photo, Cuomo “moved his hand to grab her butt cheek and began to rub it” for at least five seconds, the report alleges. The victim was shaking uncontrollably during the interaction, so much so that the first few photos she took were blurry, the report says.
Cuomo then sternly warned her not to share the photo she took with anyone, the woman told investigators.
More allegations against Cuomo
After a thorough investigation, the New York Attorney General confirmed that the Democratic governor sexually harassed “several women” by touching them inappropriately, saying inappropriate words and giving them unwanted kisses.
Nine of those women are or were New York state officials. According to investigators, the cases are not limited to members of Cuomo’s staff, but to other areas of government.
Some women described being groped, kissed or sitting on Cuomo’s lap. One maintained that the governor reached under her blouse to touch her breast and another said Cuomo asked her if she was willing to have sex with an older man.
“Women also described to us having the governor seek them out, stare intently at them, look them up and down or gaze at their chest or butt,” said Anne Clark, the attorney who led the investigations.
Sabrina Martín Rondon is a Venezuelan journalist. Her source is politics and economics. She is a specialist in corporate communications and is committed to the task of dismantling the supposed benefits of socialism // Sabrina Martín Rondon es periodista venezolana. Su fuente es la política y economía. Es especialista en comunicaciones corporativas y se ha comprometido con la tarea de desmontar las supuestas bondades del socialismo