By Lillian Mehan
Former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has filed a lawsuit against New York Attorney General Letitia James, demanding that she release the documents related to her investigation into his alleged sexual harassment of multiple women. Cuomo claims that he needs the documents to defend himself in two lawsuits filed by his accusers, and that James has refused to comply with his requests.
Cuomo resigned from his office in 2021, after James released a report that found that he had sexually harassed at least 11 women, including former aides, state employees, and a state trooper. Cuomo has denied the allegations and accused James of conducting a biased and politically motivated investigation. He has also hinted at a possible comeback in the future.
ANDREW CUOMO’S LAWSUIT AGAINST LETITIA JAMES OVER SEXUAL HARRASSMENT REPORT
LETITIA JAMES REPORT ON ANDREW CUOMO’S SEXUAL HARRASSMENT
James, who is running for governor in 2024, has not commented on Cuomo’s lawsuit. She has previously said that her investigation was independent and thorough, and that she would make the evidence available to the public. However, she has also argued that releasing the documents could jeopardize the privacy and safety of the witnesses and the ongoing criminal investigations into Cuomo’s conduct.
The lawsuit, filed in New York state court on Thursday, is the latest legal battle between Cuomo and James, who were once allies in the Democratic Party. Cuomo is seeking to obtain around 180 documents, including witness interviews, transcripts, and notes, that he says are essential for his defense. He also alleges that James has violated his due process rights and the state’s Freedom of Information Law.
The outcome of the lawsuit could have significant implications for Cuomo’s reputation and political future, as well as for James’ credibility and campaign. It could also affect the public’s perception of the sexual harassment allegations and the investigation that led to Cuomo’s downfall.
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