NY Attorney General Subpoenas Cuomo Aides In Sexual-Misconduct Probe

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At least two dozen officials from Andrew Cuomo’s office have been subpoenaed by the New York state attorney general’s office as part of an investigation into sexual-harassment accusations against the governor, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Among those being subpoenaed is secretary to the governor Melissa DeRosa, per the report. DeRosa has also been at the center of the state’s questionable pandemic response.

“Investigators for the attorney general have also questioned women accusing Gov. Andrew Cuomo of inappropriate behavior about their interactions with Ms. DeRosa, the women and their lawyers said,” The Wall Street Journal wrote.

Former Cuomo aide Ana Lis is among the accusers and told The Wall Street Journal she was asked by investigators about DeRosa’s behavior in the workplace.

Three former aides and two current aides are among the women who have accused Cuomo of sexual misconduct. While other Democratic leaders have called for him to resign, Cuomo has made it clear he intends to finish his term.

He has denied claims of inappropriate touching and other allegations of harassment.

“No one should be surprised that the AG’s office is issuing requests for documents and interviewing witnesses, including many who work for the governor,” said Paul Fishman, an attorney for the Cuomo administration. “That happens in every investigation, and it’s wildly premature to speculate what it means. Good, thorough and fair investigations take time.”

The sexual-harassment investigation is being overseen by New York Attorney General Letitia James. 

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico spent 15 years covering the NBA for Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and NBA.com, along with a few other spots, and currently runs his own basketball website on the side, FortyEightMinutes.com.

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