An investigation into sexual harassment and retaliation allegations against New York Gov. Andrew CuomoAndrew CuomoEMILY's List announces early endorsement of Hochul Hochul jumps out to early lead in NY governor's primary: poll De Blasio privately says he plans to run for New York governor: report MORE (D) found evidence that the governor harassed multiple women and violated state and federal laws, the New York attorney general's office announced Tuesday.
The more than 160-page report released by state Attorney General Letitia James (D) concludes "that the governor sexually harassed a number of state employees through unwelcome and unwanted touching, as well as by making numerous offensive and sexually suggestive comments."
The report listed the accounts of 11 individuals, including some who worked in Cuomo's office, who reported harassment by the governor.
The report also found that the response to this "pattern of behavior" included "unlawful retaliation."
"In addition, we conclude that the culture of fear and intimidation, the normalization of inappropriate comments and interactions, and the poor enforcement of the policies and safeguards, contributed to the sexual harassment, retaliation, and an overall hostile work environment in the Executive Chamber," according to the report.
"This culture of fear, intimidation, and retribution co-existed in the Executive Chamber with one that accepted and normalized everyday flirtations and gender-based comments by the Governor," the report also noted.
Read the full report from the New York attorney general's office below.