The New York state Assembly’s bombshell report on ex-Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s sexual harassment has corroborated claims made by a 12th accuser — who stated he forcibly kissed her whereas touring her flood-damaged residence after which despatched her signed photographs of the go to.
Sherry Vill, 55, publicly accused Cuomo in March of “manhandling” her when he visited Greece, simply outdoors Rochester, in 2017 after the world was ravaged by floods.
The legislative investigation launched Monday lists the married mom of three for the primary time as one in all Cuomo’s accusers.
Vill was interviewed as a part of the New York lawyer normal’s probe earlier this yr, however her allegations have been by no means detailed in Letitia James’ closing report, which solely listed 11 accusers.
According to the brand new legislative report, Cuomo grabbed Vill’s hand and kissed her on each cheeks with out her consent when she was speaking to the then-governor concerning the state of her flood-damaged residence through the go to.
Vill stated Cuomo instructed her she was lovely as they have been strolling out of her residence earlier than later grabbing her hand and kissing her once more with out consent.
The mom stated she “felt uncomfortable,” in keeping with the report.
Following Cuomo’s go to, Vill stated, she obtained a telephone name from somebody in the governor’s workplace inviting her to attend one in all his future occasions.
She famous that none of her household or neighbors who had additionally met Cuomo through the flood tour obtained an invitation.
“Ms. Vill also later received signed photos from the then-Governor’s visit; neither her family members nor her neighbors received photographs either,” the report stated.
When Vill first got here ahead together with her allegations in March, she described the encounter as “so strange and inappropriate” — including that it nonetheless made her nervous due to his energy.
“I am still afraid of him, but I am no longer willing to remain silent,” she stated at a press convention on the time.
Cuomo resigned in August to keep away from a possible impeachment trial in the wake of the AG probe that discovered he sexually harassed at the very least 11 girls.
The Assembly investigators stated they reviewed that sexual harassment investigation as a part of their very own probe, which in the end discovered “overwhelming evidence” that Cuomo engaged in sexual harassment.
Cuomo has denied that he ever meant to the touch anybody inappropriately and stated he by no means meant to make anybody uncomfortable with sexual remarks.
He has demanded that Assembly investigators hand over the proof they’ve towards him, however Judiciary Committee members stated Cuomo isn’t entitled to that proof.