A judge on Friday dismissed former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s lawsuit of sexual assault on his assistant, a case that led to his resignation from office after several women denounced sexual misconduct.
Albany City Court judge Holly Trexler chaired the hearing, which lasted less than ten minutes, and listened to Assistant District Attorney Jennifer McCanney, who has given assurances that she will not oppose Cuomo’s lawyers’ motion to dismiss .
Cuomo, who did not speak during Friday’s brief telematics hearing, has repeatedly denied the allegation made by his former assistant Brittany Commisso, one of 11 women who spoke to investigators hired by the US broadcaster’s attorney general CNN.
In that report, the Democratic attorney’s office concluded in August that the former New York governor had sexually molested 11 women after investigating the allegations and speaking with victims.
In a press conference after the hearing, Cuomo’s attorney Rita Glavin said: “Today, common sense and the rule of law prevail. Not politics, rhetoric or the mentality of the Mafia.”
The dismissal was awaited after Albany County’s District Attorney David Soares found Tuesday that he would refuse to prosecute Cuomo, 64, for allegedly sexually touching his assistant at the former governor’s mansion. At the end of 2020, according to the US network CNBC News.
In particular, Commisso condemned the former New York governor running his hand over her blouse and clutching her chest while they were alone in an office at the mansion, according to ABC News.
“My disappointing experience of being re-charged that a serial offender cannot be prosecuted, regardless of the extent to which the crime was committed, shows once again why victims are afraid to reveal it, especially to people in power “he said in a statement Tuesday to local media.