Assemblymember Wallace on Assembly Judiciary Committee Investigation Report

“As detailed in the report of the Assembly Judiciary committee, our committee has concluded that former Governor Cuomo engaged in a pattern of sexual harassment and misconduct and that he also likely violated the public officer’s law by enlisting state personnel and resources to work on his for-profit book. The report also concludes that his administration was not fully transparent to the Legislature or the public regarding the number of nursing home residents who died of COVID-19.

“This report is the result of a months-long investigation in which our independent outside counsel reviewed over 600,000 pages of transcripts, emails, texts, records, and other documents, and conducted over 200 interviews. I am proud of the thorough and detailed investigation conducted by our bipartisan committee, and having reviewed much of the materials upon which the report rests, I agree with the conclusions reached in the report.

“To the women who came forward so many months ago to tell their stories, I commend you for your bravery. I am sorry that you had to endure months of victim shaming while you waited for this process to conclude. I hope this report, which supports the conclusions of the Attorney General, provides you with the vindication you deserve.

“I thank Chair Lavine and Speaker Heastie for their leadership during this investigation. As the report makes clear, our committee is fully cooperating with law enforcement officials who have civil and criminal enforcement authority.”