The avalanche of sexual assault accusations being levied against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is quickly smothering his political career, and there appear to be but only a few gasps left for the Empire State Democrat.
On Friday, a bevy of New York Democrats essentially told Cuomo to go kick rocks, demanding a resignation from the notoriously indignant governor.
Now a new sort of storm is brewing for Cuomo, this time with the law.
Police Thursday received word from the governor’s own office that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo may have been involved in an incident that could be a crime. The report was made by the New York State Executive Chamber as a matter of protocol in cases involving physical contact.
The incident allegedly involved a female aide and took place at Cuomo’s executive mansion. The woman herself has not filed a complaint.
The development comes as the governor faces multiple allegations of sexual harassment. On Wednesday, the Albany Times Union reported that a woman said Cuomo aggressively groped her at the mansion.
The statement was ominous.
“As a matter of state policy when allegations of physical contact are made, the agency informs the complainant that they should contact their local police department,” said Beth Garvey, Acting Counsel to the Governor, in a statement provided to Fox News. The agency is the Executive Chamber.
“If they decline, the agency has an obligation to reach out themselves and inform the department of the allegation. In this case the person is represented by counsel and when counsel confirmed the client did not want to make a report, the state notified the police department and gave them the attorney’s information,” Garvey said.
There is no official investigation currently underway, but the police have offered their services to investigators, should they be deemed necessary.
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