Former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is facing a criminal complaint related to sex for allegedly groping a woman.
The complaint, filed in Albany City Court, accuses the former governor of “forced touching” to get under a woman’s blouse in December 2020 at his executive mansion.
Cuomo resigned in August after a conviction report filed by Letitia James, the New York attorney general, found that he had violated state and federal law by sexually harassing 11 women.
Among them was a former executive assistant whose account matches the account mentioned in the latest complaint. These and other accounts prompted the Albany County District Attorney to open a criminal investigation into Cuomo.
On Thursday afternoon, a court spokesperson released a statement saying, “A misdemeanor complaint against former Governor Andrew Cuomo has been filed in Albany City Court. As this is a sexual offense, a revised complaint will be available soon.”
Cuomo could not be reached for comment. He has repeatedly denied touching anyone inappropriately while acknowledging that he may have acted in ways that made some women feel uncomfortable.
The complaint is likely to dilute any hope Cuomo has been keen to escalate politically — possibly in next year’s gubernatorial election.