An assistant to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who until now has only been referred to as “Executive Assistant 1,” has publicly identified herself and detailed her claims of sexual harassment by the embattled Democratic governor.
Brittany Commisso, one of 11 women whose claims of sexual abuse were substantiated by an August 3 report by the state’s attorney general, made her first public comments in an interview with “CBS This Morning” and the Albany Times Union, parts of which appeared across CBS Sunday.
“It was the right thing to do. The governor needs to be held accountable,” she said in the interview when asked why she filed a criminal complaint against Cuomo with the Albany Sheriff’s Office.
“What he did to me was a crime. He broke the law,” Commisso said when asked if “being held accountable, to you, means seeing the governor charged with a crime.”