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Cuomo says New York state should pay his legal fees in sexual harassment case

Andrew Cuomo Resigned as Governor of New York

Ex-New York Governor. Andrew Cuomo wants the state of New York to cover its legal costs to defend againstworkplace sexual harassment allegations.

Cuomo filed a lawsuit Thursday against Attorney General Letitia James. He alleges that James violated state law by refusing public assistance for his defense. She rejected the former governor's attorney's demands. James' position violated the law protecting Cuomo, and the allegation was " He was acting within his employment or duties," the lawsuit said.

An unnamed officer asked a federal court earlier this year to confirm that Cuomo and others violated her civil rights. filed a lawsuit seeking The lawsuit seeks damages for "serious mental and emotional distress."An investigation by James, who resigned last year , found that he and an aide had sexually harassed nearly a dozen women. turned out to be working to retaliate against one of the These accusers included the trooper in his security details and claimed that he made sexual remarks to her, occasionally running his hands and fingers on her stomach and back.[104][105] } The Cuomo lawsuit called James' investigation "seriously flawed, misleading, and one-sided."

In a statement to CBS News, Cuomo spokesperson Rich Azopardi said all district attorneys who investigated the allegations made in James' report had declined to press charges against the former governor. said. He said the report was "a political document and carries no legal weight," adding that "their political game continues." Cuomo denies harassing anyone. doing.

In response to Cuomo's allegations of abusing Cuomo's authority over defense costs, James responded, "It is not in anyone's job description to sexually harass a young woman who works for you." is not included," he said.

She added: "Taxpayers don't have to incur litigation costs that can run into millions of dollars so that Cuomo's attorneys can attack abuse survivors."

  • Andrew Cuomo
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Lawsuits
  • Gender
  • Civil Rights
  • Crime
  • New York

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