Andrew Cuomo is now facing a misdemeanor charge of forced touching after one of his claimed victims submitted a formal complaint, months after resigning as Governor of New York due to sexual assault claims. Andrew Cuomo is accused of groping a lady on December 7, 2020, according to a one-page complaint filed by an investigator with the Albany County Sheriff’s Office.
Former Cuomo assistant Brittany Commisso, who was not named in the current lawsuit, had said that Cuomo touched her at the Governor’s residence around the same time last year. District Attorney David Soares’ office expressed surprise at the criminal complaint. “Like the rest of the public, we were astonished to discover today that the Albany County Sheriff’s Office had filed a criminal charge against Andrew Cuomo in Albany City Court.
That file has since been made public by the Office of Court Administration. This case will not be discussed further by our office.” A conviction for forced touching in New York state carries a maximum sentence of one year in prison and three years of probation; however, the court has the authority to impose lighter penalties, such as no jail time at all. Andrew Cuomo, as previously reported, has categorically denied sexually assaulting Commisso, saying, “I would have to go insane to do such a thing.”