Attorney general releases Cuomo probe transcripts

Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks April 26 in Geddes. New York Attorney General’s Office has released transcripts and exhibits from the independent probe into sexual harassment allegations against the former governor. Darren McGee/Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo/TNS

ALBANY — New York Attorney General Letitia James’ office has released transcripts and exhibits from the independent investigation into sexual harassment allegations against former Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

The documents, made public Wednesday, include more than 500 pages of testimony from Cuomo and all 11 of the women who claim he harassed them.

Cuomo resigned from office in August after independent investigators working under James released a report detailing the allegations against the disgraced Democrat and determined that his behavior created a toxic work environment.

The former Democratic governor’s legal team has made repeated calls for the transcripts to be released in recent weeks after Cuomo was hit with a misdemeanor forcible touching charge related to allegations from a former staffer who says he groped her late last year.

Albany County District Attorney David Soares told a judge last week that there may be testimony from the staffer, Brittany Commisso, that could clear Cuomo.

Cuomo was initially scheduled to be arraigned next week. His court appearance was pushed to Jan. 7, after Soares asked for a 60-day adjournment in order to address a number of issues with the case, specifically noting that Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple “unilaterally and inexplicably” filed the complaint without giving the district attorney’s investigators a heads-up.

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