Andrew Cuomo, the former Governor of New York who was forced to resign in disgrace after a massive sexual harassment scandal, has reportedly now been officially charged with touching a former aide.
As The Daily Mail reports:
Ousted New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has been charged with forcible touching, two months after being pushed out of office by New York AG Attorney General Letitia James, the woman now campaigning for his job.
The charges were filed on Thursday in Albany City Court, before sheriffs had received the permission of the victim – Brittany Commisso – to do so.
Commisso claimed Cuomo groped her breast in the office of the Executive Mansion in Albany in 2012. He has always denied it.
The announcement of the charge was chaotic on Thursday but Lucien Chalfen, a spokesman for the court system, confirmed it to The Washington Post.
If convicted of the charges it is possible Cuomo may face up to one year in jail.