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One of New York Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s eleven accusers has come forward to publicly detail her personal allegations against the once-beloved figure of the left, who was championed by the media over his handling of the pandemic last year.
Following the release of the New York State Attorney General’s damning report, which concluded the governor sexually harassed multiple women, Brittany Commisso sat down with “CBS This Morning” to tell her side of the story after Cuomo denied any wrongdoing.
After the release of the Attorney General’s report, Cuomo gave a televised speech denying wrongdoing, and claiming that he made “gestures” with everyone.
Leveraging on his Italian heritage, Cuomo essentially employed an ethnic-based defense, arguing that his touchy-feeling behavior was simply a result of his Italian heritage and that there was nothing inappropriate about the way he behaved.
“These were not hugs that he would give his mother or you know, his brother,” said Commisso on “CBS This Morning” in an interview that aired on Monday.
Commisso claims that the governor’s physical contact with her was intended to provide him with sexual relief. Her claim directly contradicts Cuomo’s defense that he just has a habit of touching people.
“These were hugs with the intention of getting some personal sexual satisfaction out of,” she said. “Then they started to be hugs with kisses on the cheek, and then there was at one point, and when he went to go kiss me on the cheek, he quickly turned his head, and kissed me on the lips.”
The Attorney General’s report, which refers to Commisso as “executive assistant #1,” said that she didn’t say anything to inform Cuomo or anyone else about how she felt.
“People don’t understand that this is the governor of the state of New York,” she explained. “There are troopers that are outside of the mansion — they are not there to protect me — they are there to protect him. I felt as though, if I did something to insult him, especially insult him in his own home, it wasn’t going to be him that was going to get fired or in trouble.”
“Maybe to him he thought this was normal, but to me and the other women that he did this too, it was not normal,” said Commisso.
Commisso was the first woman to file a criminal complaint against Cuomo, with the Albany Country Sheriff. She alleges in her complaint that the governor groped her breasts while she was at the governor’s mansion. Commisso is one of a number of women who have alleged sexual harassment by Andrew Cuomo.
In the police report, Commisso says she kept the groping incident to herself for a period of roughly three months, vowing to take her secret to the “grave.” However, she had a change of heart when she told two colleagues about the incident after watching Cuomo deny that he had sexually harassed anyone in a March 3 press conference.
“He almost has this smirk, that he thinks that he’s untouchable. That was the tipping point,” she said.
One of the women she told her alleged secret to ended up reporting the incident.
According to the Daily Wire, a top aide to the governor, Melissa DeRosa, resigned from her position just hours before the “CBS This Morning” interview aired. The Daily Wire reports:
DeRosa was also the person who requested the “full file” of Lindsay Boylan after she publicly accused Cuomo of being “one of the biggest abusers of all time,” according to the report.
On December 13, 2020, several days after Boylan’s public comments, Boylan accused Cuomo of sexually harassing her, and DeRosa played a role in deciding to release confidential files about Boylan to various media outlets in a purported effort to cast doubt on her credibility. She also helped draft and circulate an op-ed about Boylan, although it was never published.
Investigators, according to the report, found that that “the responses to Ms. Boylan’s public allegation of sexual harassment against the Governor constituted unlawful retaliation.”
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