Allegation of sexual misconduct | Complainant urges Andrew Cuomo “held accountable”

(New York) The woman, who filed a sexual harassment complaint against the governor of New York state, stepped out of anonymity on Monday in a television interview where she recounts how “her dream job” has become a “nightmare” and demands that Andrew Cuomo be “held accountable”.

Posted on Aug 9, 2021 at 9:37 am

“It was the right thing [porter plainte]. The governor must be held accountable […] What he did to me was a crime. He broke the law, ”said CBS News Brittany Commisso, whose complaint was filed last week in Albany County, the state’s capital, paving the way for possible legal action for Andrew Cuomo.


Brittany Commisso (left) interviewed Jericka Duncan on CBSThis Morning.

Brittany Commisso is one of eleven women named in an explosive report released last week by New York Attorney General Letitia James alleging sexual harassment against Andrew Cuomo. There she is anonymized under the name “Executive Assistant # 1”.

“I’m Brittany Commisso too […] I am a woman, I have a voice and I decided to use it, ”she says.

For me it was a dream job that unfortunately turned into a nightmare.

Brittany Commisso

During the 25-minute interview snippet that aired on CBS on Monday, she recounted how the governor went from “goodbye hugs” to “more and more tight hugs.” […] with kisses on the cheek ”until he“ turns his head quickly to kiss me on the mouth ”.

Brittany Commisso also reverted to two incidents mentioned in the report, the first when the governor allegedly grabbed her buttocks during a selfie, and then in November 2020 at her official residence when he allegedly put his hand under her blouse stroked chest.

“I remember vividly looking down and seeing his hand, a big hand, and saying to myself, ‘Oh my god, this is happening.’ It happened so quickly, he said nothing. When I stopped him, he just stopped and left, ”she explained.

The governor assured last Tuesday that he had “not touched anyone inappropriately or made inappropriate sexual advances.” Since then, his lawyers have also tried to counterattack, in particular by using e-mails to tell a story from the Day of the 16th.

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