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Sexual Harassment Charge Against Ex-New York Gov. Cuomo Dropped

A New York court dropped the misdemeanor complaint brought against former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Friday, according to Politico. Although multiple women have accused the former New York governor of inappropriate behavior, this is the only allegation filed in court. The charge alleges that he groped former staffer Brittany Commisso in the Executive Mansion as recently as 2020. Cuomo and his legal team denies the incident happened.

The Albany County District Attorney David Soares said he found Commisso credible and cooperative, but law enforcement can move forward with allegations only if there is probable cause to believe they happened. The District Attorney said he was setting aside the charges because of a lack of provable evidence. Judge Holly Trexler approved dropping the case. Cuomo appeared briefly in the online proceedings but did not speak. The former governor still faces other legal trouble. The allegations can still lead to other repercussions like a civil lawsuit and losing the $5.1 million he was paid to write his memoir. Cuomo resigned last August in light of the accusations.


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