What to Know
- New York AG Letitia James has launched the transcripts and displays related to the unbiased investigation into sexual harassment allegations in opposition to now former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
- The paperwork embody the deposition of Brittany Commisso whose allegations in opposition to Cuomo are believed to be the allegations in opposition to him in a misdemeanor grievance filed by the Albany County Sheriff’s Workplace.
- On Aug. 3, investigators appointed by New York Lawyer Common Letitia James launched a report that concluded that Cuomo sexually harassed a number of girls in violation of state and federal legislation.
New York AG Letitia James has launched the transcripts and displays related to the unbiased investigation into sexual harassment allegations in opposition to now former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
The paperwork embody the deposition of Brittany Commisso whose allegations in opposition to Cuomo are believed to be the allegations in opposition to him in a misdemeanor grievance filed by the Albany County Sheriff’s Workplace.
The discharge of the transcripts and different info is on a rolling foundation and comes following the Aug. 3 report regarding the a number of allegations of sexual harassment introduced in opposition to Cuomo.
The bombshell report got here after an almost 5 month probe by unbiased investigators appointed by New York Lawyer Common Letitia James and led by Joon H. Kim and Anne L. Clark. You’ll be able to learn the full AG report launched in August by clicking right here.
Mere days after the report’s launch, and going through rising requires him to step down as governor, Cuomo resigned, though he has repeatedly denied the accusations.
In the aftermath of the lawyer basic’s probe, a number of district attorneys requested that the Workplace of the Lawyer Common chorus from publicly releasing transcripts and different proof in order that their workplaces may first examine and decide whether or not to file felony costs in opposition to Cuomo.
One felony grievance in opposition to Cuomo was filed on Oct. 28 in Albany County and charged him with a misdemeanor sex-crime grievance for allegedly forcibly touching a lady final Dec. 7 in the governor’s Govt Mansion in Albany.
After that, the Albany County District Lawyer’s Workplace informed James’ workplace that it will start releasing proof to Cuomo to adjust to New York state’s discovery legal guidelines. These legal guidelines stipulate that when somebody is charged with against the law they should be offered transcripts and different proof in their case.
The lawyer for former Gov. Andrew Cuomo complained about what she says have been improper leaks about the intercourse misdemeanor probe in opposition to Cuomo by the Albany Sheriff’s Workplace.
“As these materials are now being released by the Albany County District Attorney’s office — and in an effort to provide full transparency to the people of New York — the OAG has informed local district attorneys that it will immediately begin releasing, on a rolling basis, all transcripts and corresponding exhibits compiled during the investigation, pending redactions to protect the privacy of individuals, as appropriate,” the Lawyer Common’s Workplace mentioned.
Under are the newly launched hyperlinks to the transcripts and corresponding displays from the unbiased investigation and ensuing report into sexual harassment allegations in opposition to Cuomo. Extra paperwork shall be launched on a rolling foundation.
You too can learn the complete transcript of Andrew Cuomo’s interview in his sexual harassment probe by clicking right here.
Topic of Investigation
- Former Governor Andrew Cuomo:
- Charlotte Bennett
- Lindsay Boylan
- Brittany Commisso
- Virginia Limmiatis
- Ana Liss
- Alyssa McGrath
- State Entity Worker #1
- State Entity Worker #2
- Trooper # 1
Wealthy Azzopardi, spokesman for Cuomo, issued a press release following the launch of the transcripts that learn in half: “Lastly — after three months for stalling — Tish James has been compelled to launch transcripts as an increasing number of persons are questioning her shoddy and politically motivated report. Nonetheless, these transcripts embody questionable redactions, and lift much more questions on key omissions made throughout this slanted course of, which reeks of prosecutorial misconduct. This was clearly completed to alter the topic.”
Cuomo’s lawyer, Rita Glavin, known as James’ launch of the transcripts “slow-rolling” and a “selective disclosure.”
“The Attorney General’s slow-rolling and selective disclosure to the world now of the 41 transcribed interviews (out of the 179 people interviewed and 74,000 documents collected) is obvious: The AG wants to prejudice people against the Governor while the criminal charge unilaterally initiated by Sheriff Apple is pending, and distract from the AG’s misleading and unreliable report,” Glavin mentioned in a press release. “The Lawyer Common intentionally harms a pending case by broadcasting to every witness what different witnesses have testified to, and spreading false and salacious rumour and rumors. No official legislation enforcement officer acts like this in a pending case. Disturbingly, this has by no means been about equity or due course of.”
In the meantime, complainants McGrath and Limmiatis issued a joint assertion thanking “the hard work of the AG’s investigators and the courage of all the women who came forward to report their deeply humiliating experiences with Cuomo.”
“Today, the AG released 11 transcripts along with a multitude of deposition exhibits related to the investigation into former Governor Cuomo,” their joint assertion reads. “The materials show the enormous amount of careful work, attention to detail, and amassing and examination of the evidence that supported the AG’s report released over the summer, finding Cuomo’s repeated, inappropriate behavior as unlawful and a plain violation of New York’s discrimination laws. The periodic attempts by Cuomo’s hired hands to try to cast doubt on those findings – and Cuomo’s own efforts to diminish these women’s experiences — simply cannot withstand this onslaught of hard evidence.”