Report: Top Cuomo aides receive subpoenas in sexual harassment investigation

Updated: March 28, 2021 06:45 AM
Created: March 27, 2021 11:36 AM

ALBANY, N.Y. (WHEC) — The New York State Attorney General's Office has subpoenaed dozens of officials in Governor Andrew Cuomo's administration to provide documents as part of the sexual harassment accusations against the governor. 

According to The Wall Street Journal, Melissa DeRosa who is the secretary to the governor is among the officials to receive a subpoena. Investigators working for the AG have also questioned the women accusing Cuomo of sexual harassment or inappropriate behavior regarding their dealings with DeRosa.

Ana Liss, who worked as an aide to Cuomo from 2013 to 2015, accused Cuomo of misconduct and told the Journal that she was asked about DeRosa’s behavior in the workplace and how she interacted with her. 

“They were trying to figure out if I was targeted by Melissa,” Liss said.

Liss told investigators that she didn’t have many interactions with DeRosa due to her being Cuomo’s director of communications at the time. 

The sexual harassment probe is being supervised by Attorney General Letitia James and her office hasn't accused DeRosa of any wrongdoings at this time. 

In the beginning of March, the AG announced Joon Kim and Anne Clark as the lead attorneys in the investigation. 

Their work will include issuing subpoenas, examining relevant documents and records, conducting interviews and formal depositions, and analyzing data related to the investigation. 

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