CHUTZPAH: Ex-Gov. Cuomo Says Taxpayers Should Pay His Harassment Legal Bills

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Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants taxpayers to foot his legal bills as he defends himself against a workplace harassment claim — and he’s suing the attorney general over it.

Cuomo filed the suit against Attorney General Letitia James on Thursday. He’s arguing that James violated state law by denying him public assistance for his defense.

In April — shortly after James held a news conference where she called Cuomo a “serial… harasser” and “sick pathetic man,” the suit says — she denied the ex-governor’s request for representation. James’ position is in violation of laws providing protections for Cuomo when the allegations stem from a time when “he was acting within the scope of his employment or duties,” the suit says.

The unnamed trooper filed the lawsuit earlier this year asking a federal court to find that Cuomo and others violated her civil rights. The suit seeks damages for “severe mental anguish and emotional distress”

Cuomo, the once-powerful Democrat who earned accolades for his response to the COVID-19 outbreak, resigned last year after an investigation by James found he harassed nearly a dozen women and that he and aides worked to retaliate against one of his accusers. Those accusers included the trooper on his security detail, who said he allegedly subjected her to inappropriate remarks and unwanted physical contact.

The Cuomo suit called James’ investigation “deeply flawed, misleading and one-sided.”

James responded to Cuomo’s claim that she’s abusing her authority regarding his legal defense costs with a statement saying, “Harassing young women who work for you is not part of anyone’s job description.”

She added: “Taxpayers should not have to pony up for legal bills that could reach millions of dollars so Mr. Cuomo’s lawyer can attack survivors of his abuse.”

(AP)


6 COMMENTS

  1. Attorney General Letitia James is fuming against Cuomo not for his crimes {since she anyways has no scruples whatsoever} but only for 1 reason:- Because Cuomo defended President Donald Trump שליט”א after the illegal FBI raid on his estate.

  2. Chutzpah indeed. And chutzpah that the RNC is paying the gangster trump’s legal bills and he’s conning his moronic followers into giving him money.

  3. Reb Eliezer, by calling yourself Reb your disgracing every other person with that title, which includes every male jew. Trump, shlita, is da boss, so he deserves the name.
    Always-ask-garbage dude, you should pay for it. New Yorkers didnt pay for him to tchep women. Maybe you did though.
    R(a)t, you are one big chutzpah. Chutzpah that your allowed to speak your opinion. Your the one being conned here. You probably donated to Bernie for President or AOC.

  4. right , he,s eligble for Food Stamps, unemployed

    Trump ENOUGH Go enjoy Life (money have enough, (8B F)
    Leave the old dope 1 more Term

    Call your freind Putin