A spokesperson for the department said that the woman, whose identity has not been released, has not filed a police report. The department does not appear to have opened a criminal investigation into the governor, though it has reached out to the alleged victim.The incident in question happened late last year when Cuomo allegedly summoned the woman to the Executive Mansion under the pretext of helping him with technical issues. The Times Union of Albany reported that Cuomo allegedly “reached under her blouse” and “aggressively groped” her.
“As a matter of state policy, when allegations of physical contact are made, the agency informs the complainant that they should contact their local police department,” the governor’s acting counsel, Beth Garvey, said in a statement. “If they decline, the agency has an obligation to reach out themselves and inform the department of the allegation.”
“In this case, the person is represented by counsel and when counsel confirmed the client did not want to make a report, the state notified the police department and gave them the attorney’s information,” Ms. Garvey added.