Report: Cuomo to be questioned Saturday on sexual harassment claims
Gov. Andrew Cuomo will reportedly be questioned in Albany on Saturday as part of New York Attorney General Letitia James’ probe into the multiple allegations of sexual harassment leveled against the three-term governor in recent months.
The interview, first reported by the New York Times, will be the first time Cuomo is questioned as part of the inquiry, which began four months ago.
Cuomo has been accused by multiple women, including former and current staffers, of various forms of sexual harassment, ranging from lewd language in the office to allegedly groping a woman at the Executive Mansion in Albany.
Cuomo has denied those allegations, and has, in recent months, said he’s eager to tell his “side of the story.”
“I can’t tell you how eager I am to tell my side of the story and the time will come,” Cuomo said in April.
James has retained a pair of private attorneys to lead the probe as a way to distance herself from the investigation, which some have labeled as political. Cuomo, and members of his administration, agreed to the inquiry after the allegations came out this year.
Richard Azzopardi, a spokesperson for Cuomo, said in a statement that the news, obtained by the Times, was evidence of politics intermingling with the inquiry.
“We have said repeatedly that the Governor doesn’t want to comment on this review until he has cooperated, but the continued leaks are more evidence of the transparent political motivation of the Attorney General’s review,” Azzopardi said.
Cuomo will be interviewed in Albany, according to the Times, but it’s unclear where.
Spokespeople for James’ office did not respond to a request for comment.