ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — An executive assistant who accused New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo of groping her breast at the governor’s mansion detailed why she felt empowered to go public with her allegations Monday, as a key legislative committee is set to discuss possible impeachment hearings.
Brittany Commisso, one of nearly a dozen women whose accounts of sexual harassment by Cuomo detailed in a report by the state’s attorney general, last week became the first woman to file a criminal complaint against Cuomo, giving a report to the county sheriff.
She said the Democratic governor groped her for the first time on Dec. 31, 2019. According to Commisso, Cuomo suggested the two of them take a selfie together.
“He was to my left. I was on the right. With my right hand, I took the selfie,” Commisso, now 32, said in a joint interview with CBS and The Times Union of Albany. “I then felt while taking the selfie, his hand go down my back onto my butt, and he started rubbing it. Not sliding it. Not, you know, quickly brushing over it — rubbing my butt.”