The former assistant to the governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo, who recently filed a criminal complaint against him for allegedly unacceptably touching her at his residence in Albany, gave a public interview for the first time, which will air on Monday. In it, she said that the governor “needs to be held accountable.”
According to an investigation report released by the state Attorney General’s office recently, Brittany Commisso is one of 11 women who accuse Cuomo of sexual harassment. So far, Cuomo has resisted widespread calls for his resignation, including from fellow Democrats, including President Joe Biden. Still, he may soon face impeachment and removal from office by state lawmakers.
Recently, Commisso filed a criminal complaint with the sheriff’s office in Albany. On Saturday, Sheriff Craig Apple told reporters that his department and the district attorney’s office would conduct a thorough investigation before determining whether there are grounds for criminal charges.
In an interview with CBS News and the Albany Times-Union newspaper, which is scheduled to air on Monday, Commisso said she filed a statement to hold Cuomo accountable for his actions.
“What he did to me is a crime,” she said in excerpts from an interview shown by CBS on Sunday. “He broke the law.”
Cuomo denies any wrongdoing on his part, although he acknowledged that his attempts to be affectionate with the people he encounters might have caused some discomfort.
His lawyer Rita Glavin told reporters on Friday that the version of the Commisso was fabricated. The lawyer referred to electronic correspondence and other documents that, according to her, undermine the history of the Commisso.