Cuomo accuser Brittany Commisso says governor’s conduct was not welcomed and ‘certainly not consensual’

Monday - 09/08/2021 09:09
In James’ report, Commisso claims Cuomo reached under her shirt and fondled her breast while they were alone at the Executive Mansion late last year.

ALBANY — There was nothing consensual about Gov. Cuomo’s unwanted hugs and kisses, his aide said in a new interview Monday.

Brittany Commisso, one of 11 women whose allegations of harassment were detailed in a bombshell report from Attorney General James’ office, broke her silence in an interview with “CBS This Morning” and the Albany Times Union, describing Cuomo’s repeated advances.

“These were not hugs that he would give his mother or, you know, his brother, these were hugs with the intention of getting some personal sexual satisfaction out of, and they started to be hugs with kisses on the cheek, and then there was at one point a hug and then we he went to go kiss me on the cheek he quickly turned his head and he kissed me on the lips,” she said.

Commisso, who filed a criminal complaint against Cuomo with the Albany County Sheriff’s Office last week, said working for the governor as an executive assistant began as a dream job but quickly turned into a nightmare because of his behavior.


“Maybe to him, he thought this was normal. But to me and the other women that he did this to, well, it was not normal,” she said. “It was not welcomed. And it was certainly not consensual.”

The 32-year-old said she struggled with coming forward but was buoyed by the other women who have shared their claims publicly.

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