NEW YORK – The autonomous agents delegated by New York Attorney General Letitia James — drove by Joon H. Kim and Anne L. Clark — today delivered their report into the numerous claims of lewd behavior by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. After almost five months, the agents presumed that Governor Cuomo did physically badger various ladies — including previous and present status representatives — by taking part in undesirable grabbing, kissing, and embracing, and offering unseemly remarks. Further, the lead representative and his ranking staff made moves to fight back against no less than one previous worker for approaching with her story. At last, the Executive Chamber cultivated a “poisonous” working environment that empowered “provocation to happen and established an unfriendly workplace.” The specialists find that Governor Cuomo’s activities and those of the Executive Chamber disregarded different state and government laws, just as the Executive Chamber’s own composed strategies.
The examination was led after, on March 1, 2021, the Executive Chamber made a reference, compliant with New York Executive Law Section 63(8), for Attorney General James to choose autonomous legal counselors to research “charges of and conditions encompassing lewd behavior claims made against the lead representative.” Kim and Clark were picked to lead the examination on March 8, 2021.
“This is a pitiful day for New York since autonomous specialists have reasoned that Governor Cuomo physically badgering numerous ladies and, in doing as such, overstepped the law,” said Attorney General James. “I’m thankful to every one of the ones who approached to recount their accounts in careful detail, empowering specialists to get to reality. No man — regardless of how incredible — can be permitted to pester ladies or disregard our basic freedoms laws, period.”
Beginning in December 2020, various ladies approached with charges that Governor Cuomo physically hassled them. Throughout the span of the examination, the specialists met 179 people. Those met included complainants, current and previous individuals from the Executive Chamber, State Troopers, extra state workers, and other people who connected consistently with the lead representative. In excess of 74,000 archives, messages, messages, and pictures were likewise audited as proof during the examination.
Upheld by confirming proof and solid observers, the specialists detail various current or previous New York state representatives or ladies outside state administration who were the objectives of annoying behavior with respect to the lead representative.
As a feature of the examination, Governor Cuomo additionally sat with the questioners and addressed inquiries having sworn to tell the truth. While the lead representative denied the most genuine claims, the agents found that he did as such by offering “cover dissents” or that he had a “absence of memory as to explicit occurrences.” The examiners additionally tracked down that the lead representative’s memory “remained as a distinct difference to the strength, particularity, and certification of the complainants’ memories, just as the reports of numerous others who offered perceptions and encounters of the lead representative’s direct.”
Furthermore, the agents tracked down that the Executive Chamber was “overflowing with dread and terrorizing” that not just “empowered the above-depicted occurrences of provocation to happen,” yet additionally “established an antagonistic workplace by and large.” Further, Governor Cuomo, himself, and the Executive Chamber occupied with “retaliatory” conduct by “intend[ing] to dishonor and slander” a previous worker that approached with her account of badgering.
The examination found that Governor Cuomo’s inappropriate behavior of different ladies and his and the Executive Chamber’s counter against a previous worker for approaching with her cases of lewd behavior abused numerous state and government laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the New York State Human Rights Law, and 42 U.S. Code § 1983, notwithstanding the Executive Chamber’s own equivalent business strategies.
Jennifer Kennedy Park, Abena Mainoo, and Rahul Mukhi from the law office Cleary Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton LLP were totally nominated — notwithstanding Joon H. Kim — as Special Deputies to the First Deputy Attorney General to lead the examination and issue this report. Yannick Grant from the law office Vladeck, Raskin and Clark, P.C. was delegated — notwithstanding Anne L. Clark — as a Special Deputy to the First Deputy Attorney General to lead the examination and issue this report. Various other lawyers from both Cleary Gottlieb and Vladeck were designated as Special Assistants to the First Deputy Attorney General to help with the examination.