Sunday on CBS’s Face the Nation, former assistant Brittany Commisso, one of 11 women who alleged in a report from New York State Attorney General Letitia James that Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed them, said that what Cuomo did to her was a “crime,” and called for him to be held accountable.
Commisso alleged the governor “engaged in close and intimate hugs” on multiple occasions, sexually harassed her several times, and once he “reached under her blouse and grabbed her breast.” On Friday, she filed a criminal complaint with the Albany County District Attorney’s office against the governor for allegedly groping her in the Executive Mansion in Albany, NY.
Asked why she filed that criminal complaint, Commisso replied, “It was the right thing to do. The governor needs to be held accountable… What he did to me was a crime. He broke the law.”
Cuomo, you will recall, was one of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s harshest critics during Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing, demanding that women who claim to be victimized by sexual assault should be believed and their assaulters held criminally accountable.