In addition to the 11 women covered in Attorney General Letitia James's Aug. 3 report, the separate investigation from the New York Assembly's Judiciary Committee added the charges of businesswoman Sherry Vill, whose home Cuomo and others visited when touring flood damage in the Rochester area in 2017. Vill announced that Cuomo's conduct throughout the visit made her feel "uncomfortable," the committee's Monday report stated.
"Ms. Vill said that, as the group was walking out of the house, the then-Governor turned around and told Me. Vill she was beautiful. ... According to Ms. Vill, when the group returned, the then-Governor approached her, asked if there was anything else she wanted, and then leaned down and kissed her again — also without consent — while grabbing her hand," the committee announced.
Vill later got signed pictures from the visit, as well as a voicemail from someone in the Executive Chamber inviting her to an event with the Governor, both gestures that were not given to any of her family members or neighbors who met Cuomo during the same visit, according to the committee.
Cuomo is "challeng[ing] the allegations of these twelve women in numerous ways," the 63-page document settled there was "overwhelming evidence of his misconduct," including interviews, emails, text messages, photographs, phone call recordings, and other materials. The report highlighted the accusations of two women, including one whose allegations have led to criminal charges upon Cuomo, though investigators remarked the choice to focus on these two women is "not intend[ed] in any way to diminish the allegations of the other ten women who have come forward or suggest that we do not find them to be credible."
"We have reviewed evidence demonstrating that ... the former Governor utilized the time of multiple state employees, as well as his own, to further his personal gain during a global pandemic — a time during which the former Governor touted the 'around-the-clock' state response to the crisis," the document announced, remarking Cuomo "profited substantially from the Book" and "tried to downplay the extent of his earnings."
Representatives for the former Governor blasted Monday's report, with Cuomo spokesman Rich Azzopardi saying, "Any report that uses the Attorney General's politically biased investigation is going to be equally flawed."