sexual misconduct

Cuomo asks court to force turnover of misconduct inquiry documents

ALBANY — Attorneys for former Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo have filed motions seeking thousands of documents from both a top legislative committee and Attorney General Letitia James’ office related to their respective investigations of the ex-governor.

Cuomo’s attorney Rita Glavin asked a federal trial court to compel the state Assembly’s Judiciary Committee as well as the attorney general’s office to turn over documents and investigative materials that were used in James’ probe of sexual misconduct allegations against the former governor as well as the legislature report the committee released a few months after Cuomo resigned in August 2021.

This latest court battle comes as Cuomo has attempted to rehabilitate an image shredded by the charges of sexual harassment and misconduct from nearly a dozen women — including current and former Executive Chamber staffers.

According to the motions filed in the US District Court in Manhattan this week, the reports overseen by James and the Assembly committee and a more recent federal lawsuit filed by a female State Trooper relied on exhaustive testimony from witnesses, thousands of documents and other findings that Cuomo’s legal team has not had access to.

The former governor filed a subpoena seeking the materials in July, months after the trooper’s lawsuit accused him of sexual harassment including inappropriately touching her and kissing her on the cheek when she served on Cuomo’s protective detail.

Both the Assembly Judiciary Committee and James have refused to produce documents in compliance with the subpoena, the motions claim.

Cuomo is arguing that as part of his defense against the lawsuit, he is entitled to the material underlying the two reports, which were cited extensively by the trooper’s complaint. He and his attorneys have repeatedly sought to cast doubt on both reports, while Glavin has disputed the credibility of some of the

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