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Additional transcripts, videos from Cuomo investigation released by New York State Attorney General's office

Earlier this year, Cuomo was accused by several women of sexual harassment, or inappropriate behavior. Cuomo has repeatedly denied those allegations.

ALBANY, N.Y. — The Office of the New York State Attorney General released more transcripts, exhibits and videos from the investigation into sexual harassment allegations against former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Earlier this year, Cuomo was accused by several women of sexual harassment, or inappropriate behavior. Cuomo has repeatedly denied those allegations.

Among the transcripts released Monday are video testimony from Cuomo himself, as well as the women who made the allegations.  Also included in the release are transcripts and videos from Cuomo's staff at the time of the investigation. The former governor's brother, Chris Cuomo, also testified. You can read the transcripts on the Attorney General's website: https://ag.ny.gov/CuomoIndependentInvestigation

Cuomo's spokesperson, Rich Azzopardi, issued this statement Monday afternoon:

“To the surprise of no one, Tish James continues abusing her government power to leverage her political future — prosecutorial misconduct, ethics and integrity be damned. James violated the law in appointing biased reviewers and then she admitted personally interfering in the investigation.

"Today’s manipulated release of hand picked witness testimony with selective redactions is typical. She even edited the Governor’s video testimony! It is also no coincidence that she decided to release select transcripts minutes before one of her rivals declared for governor.

“New Yorkers are no one’s fool and James and her colleagues’ obvious misuse of government resources to damage political opponents is as obvious and repugnant as it is unethical and illegal.”

New York Attorney General Letitia James released the report in August. The investigation was led by independent investigators Joon H. Kim and Anne L. Clark.

RELATED: NY Attorney General: Independent investigators find Gov. Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women

The Attorney General's office said earlier this month, it was asked by several district attorneys to hold off on releasing the transcripts, as well as other evidence until they could investigate and determine if criminal charges should be filed against Cuomo. 

In October, the Albany County Sheriff's office filed a criminal complaint against Cuomo in Albany City Court.  According to the Attorney General's office, the Albany County District Attorney's office then informed the OAG that it would release evidence to Cuomo to comply with the state's discovery laws.

Cuomo's attorney Rita Glavin questioned the timing in releasing the transcripts and said in a statement November 10, "the Attorney General deliberately harms a pending case by broadcasting to each witness what other witnesses have testified to and spreading false and salacious hearsay and rumors."

RELATED: Former NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo facing misdemeanor complaint in Albany

New York State law requires that once someone has been charged with a crime, they must be given transcripts and evidence in their case.

The OAG says they are releasing the transcripts and corresponding exhibits on a rolling basis to provide transparency to the people of New York.

Among the transcripts being released on Monday:

Subject of Investigation

  • Former Governor Andrew Cuomo:
    • Video Testimony (Transcript and Exhibits previously released)

Complainants

  • Charlotte Bennett:
    • Video Testimony (Transcript and Exhibits previously released)
  • Lindsay Boylan:
    • Video Testimony (Transcript and Exhibits previously released)
  • Brittany Commisso:
    • Video Testimony (Transcript and Exhibits previously released)
  • Ana Liss:
    • Video Testimony (Transcript and Exhibits previously released)
  • Virginia Limmiatis:
    • Video Testimony (Transcript and Exhibits previously released)
  • Alyssa McGrath:
    • Video Testimony (Transcript and Exhibits previously released)

Former Executive Chamber Staff and Outside Advisors

  • Rich Azzopardi:
    • Transcript
    • Exhibits
  • Peter Ajemian:
    • Transcript
    • Exhibits
  • Andrew Ball:
    • Transcript
    • Exhibits
  • Stephanie Benton:
    • Transcript
    • Exhibits
  • Steve Cohen:
    • Transcript
    • Exhibits
  • Chris Cuomo:
    • Transcript
    • Exhibits
  • Alphonso David:
    • Transcript
    • Exhibits
  • Melissa DeRosa
    • Transcript
    • Exhibits
    • Video Testimony
  • Jill DesRosiers:
    • Transcript
    • Exhibits
  • Beth Garvey:
    • Transcript
    • Exhibits
  • Linda Lacewell:
    • Transcript
    • Exhibits
  • Dani Lever:
    • Transcript
    • Exhibits
  • Judy Mogul:
    • Transcript
    • Exhibits
  • Lis Smith:
    • Transcript
    • Exhibits
  • Annabel Walsh:
    • Transcript
    • Exhibits
  • Staffer #6:
    • Transcript
    • Exhibits

    

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