(New York) Former New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo was charged in court on Thursday with sexually assaulting a former employee, another step in a case that forced him to resign this summer, we learned from a legal source.
“A criminal complaint has been filed in Albany City Court against former Governor Andrew Cuomo,” a New York State Court spokesman told AFP about his sexual relationship.
Released by multiple media outlets, Thursday’s complaint from the Albany County Sheriff’s Office alleges the former governor was “forcibly touched” on December 7, 2020 at his official residence in the state capital, Albany. This complaint is valuable and means that the former governor can be prosecuted in criminal proceedings.
The 63-year-old governor, who has been facing charges for months by former employees, resigned on August 11 a week after publishing a damning investigative report listing cases of harassment or sexual harassment against eleven women.
The staggering fall of this descendant of Italian immigrants who has ruled the country’s fourth state (approximately 20 million inhabitants) since 2011 and aims to come to power for a fourth time in 2022.
At the height of the coronavirus epidemic, when New York was centered in America in the spring of 2020, it gained national star status. With his daily press briefings, this experienced politician, rational and reassuring, but tough and authoritarian, changed perspective, reflecting Donald Trump’s opposition, his statements on the health crisis seemed inconsistent.