A Department of Justice investigation concluded that former Gov. Andrew Cuomo subjected at least 13 women to sexual harassment. | Seth Wenig/AP Photo
Thirteen women who worked for state government were sexually harassed by former Gov. Andrew Cuomo over the course of an eight-year period, a civil rights settlement announced today by the Department of Justice found.
The findings, which concluded Cuomo retaliated against four of the women, are the latest allegations leveled against the former three-term governor who has not ruled out another run for elected office.
The agreement with Gov. Kathy Hochul’s office found the governor’s office under her predecessor violated federal Title VII rules against discrimination and retaliation.
Cuomo “repeatedly subjected” women in his office to sexual contact that wasn’t consensual, ogled them and gave them gender-based nicknames.
The Justice Department’s findings were part of a broader agreement with Hochul to expand her office’s human resources department and create new policies and procedures for reporting.
Hochul had previously made a series of changes after