Statement on NYS Attorney General’s Report on Governor Cuomo’s Sexual Harassment of 11 Women

Updated: August 4, 2021
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New York — Professional Staff Congress President James Davis released the following statement today after NYS Attorney General Letitia James issued a report finding that Governor Cuomo “engaged in conduct constituting sexual harassment under federal and New York State law” and that the culture of the Governor’s executive chamber “contributed to the conditions that allowed the sexual harassment to occur and persist”:

“The PSC stands with the 11 women—survivors of the governor’s sexual harassment—who came forward under intense scrutiny and whose allegations have been substantiated by the Attorney General’s investigation.

“The labor movement has a responsibility to stand up for working women and fight for workplace rules and laws against sexual harassment. The Governor is supposed to enforce the law. Instead, he has blatantly violated it.

“The conduct detailed in the Attorney General’s report is reprehensible. The Governor’s pattern of sexual harassment demonstrates that he is unfit to serve the remainder of his term; he should resign. If he doesn’t, the Assembly should conclude their investigation as soon as possible and vote to impeach him.”

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