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Attorney general's office releases transcripts in Cuomo investigation

Nov 10, 2021 12:55 pm

Brendan J. Lyons reports in the Times Union that on Nov. 10 the office of state Attorney General Letitia James publicly released the transcripts of interviews with the women who have accused former Gov. Andrew Cuomo of sexual misconduct, and other witnesses in the four-month investigation of those allegations. Cuomo as governor requested the investigation last winter and resigned soon after the Aug. 3 report by outside attorneys hired by the attorney general's office. The transcripts include Cuomo saying, "I have no recollection of touching a woman on her butt.... May it have happened accidentally? Incidentally? Yes. But I don't have any recollection of purposefully touching a woman on the butt." The attorney general's office including an audio recording of Cuomo singing "Do You Love Me" by The Contours to one of the women accusing him of sexual harassment. On the transcipt, Cuomo says, "I don't even know that song," when denying he had ever sung it to the woman. Cuomo's attorney, Rita Glavin, has been calling for the public release of the transcripts for weeks. Read more about this story in the Times Union.