POUGHKEEPSIE, NEW YORK – AUGUST 3, 2021 – On Tuesday, New York Attorney General, Letitia James, announced findings from an independent investigation of multiple occurrences of sexual harassment by Governor Andrew Cuomo. The findings also included multiple violations of state and federal law. The investigation began after at least five former staffers came forward accusing the Governor of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior.
As an organization, we believe women and will always hold our elected officials accountable for their actions. Thus, we call for the Governor to immediately resign from his position. New Yorkers must trust that our representatives will do the work of the people void of corruption, manipulation, and violation of the rights of those who support them. No person should ever have to endure harassment or work in a hostile environment, especially when their work is on behalf of the greater good. We can no longer trust that Governor Cuomo is acting in the best interest of his constituents.
While we await the public release of findings from the independent investigation, we applaud Attorney General James and the members of the independent commission who sought out justice for these victims regardless of political affiliation and pressure. It is all of our duties to never waver from the truth and to bring light to those who operate in the shadows.
If you or someone you know is a victim of sexual harassment or assault, please contact RAINN.org.