Andrew Cuomo to file legal complaint against Letitia James related to sexual harassment report

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Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo reportedly plans to file a professional misconduct complaint against the state Attorney General Letitia James with a state Supreme Court committee that can disbar attorneys. 

Cuomo’s personal lawyer Rita Glavin claimed in a press conference Thursday that James’ report last summer that found Cuomo had sexually harassed 11 women was politically biased and lacked key information, the Albany Times-Union reported. 

She reiterated claims that James used the report to get Cuomo to resign so she could run for governor herself, which she did in October before dropping out in December. 

“There must be accountability, and the chief legal officer will never be inclined to examine what happened here,” Glavin said, according to the Times-Union.

Then-New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference at New York’s Yankee Stadium, on July 26, 2021. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
(AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

They are seeking her censure or the suspension of her law license. 

New York Attorney General Letitia James addresses a news conference at her office, in New York, Friday, May 21, 2021. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
(AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Cuomo resigned a week after the report came out in August in the face of likely impeachment in the state Assembly. 

In response, James spokesperson Delaney Kempner said, “For months, Andrew Cuomo has been hiding behind his campaign lawyer and falsely crying ‘witch hunt’ despite previously admitting to this misconduct multiple times. If he thinks he has a real legal case, he should go ahead and file it. These attacks are disgraceful and yet another desperate charade to mask the truth: Andrew Cuomo is a serial sexual harasser.”

This week, an anti-sexual harassment group filed a complaint with the state Bar Association against Cuomo asking for disciplinary hearings and his disbarment. 

“​​Given the sustained and brazen nature of his offenses, we believe it’s clear that Mr. Cuomo is not fit to continue serving as an attorney in the state of New York,” the complaint said, according to the Times-Union.

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