Former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo files suit against state Attorney General Letitia James over former sexual misconduct allegations that led to her resignation

It’s been a year since the former New York governor Andrew Cuomo Resigned in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations and since he has signaled his return to politics, he is currently up for a legal battle involving the same woman who played a key role in his removal from office. had played. According to reports, Andrew Cuomo has officially filed a lawsuit against New York Attorney General Letitia James over his claims that he improperly handled his legal representation request.

@TheHill reports Andrew Cuomo has took legal action His allegations against New York AG Letitia James that he improperly denied her request for legal representation in his sexual misconduct trial eventually led to his resignation. The lawsuit alleges that James arbitrarily denied the use of taxpayer funds to pay Cuomo’s legal advisor, contrary to New York law. Under that law, it states that the governor is entitled to defense in any civil action while he was acting “in the scope of his public employment or duties”.

Elsewhere in the lawsuit Andrew Cuomo says that on March 7th He contacted Letitia James’ office and requested that he provide legal advice or approve private legal counsel against the woman who accused him of sexual misconduct. However, he claims that he rejected the request a month later without providing grounds for his decision. Cuomo, through the lawsuit, is asking the court to formally vacate James’s previous refusal, declare he had a conflict of interest and allow Cuomo to use a private attorney paid for by the state of New York. refused to give.

In response to the lawsuit, Letitia James slammed the former governor with an official statement. “Andrew Cuomo is trying to force New Yorkers to pay their legal bills because he believes sexual harassment was within his ‘scope of employment’ as governor.”

He continued, “Sexual harassment of young women who work for you is not part of anyone’s job description. Taxpayers should not be scrambling for legal bills that can reach millions of dollars to protect Mr. Cuomo’s lawyers from their abuse.” attack the survivors.

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