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Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo won’t face groping charges anymore. Here’s why

Prosecutors revealed why they won’t charge Andrew Cuomo in a groping case

Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo in New York.
Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo prepares to board a helicopter on Aug. 10, 2021, after announcing his resignation in New York. Prosecutors say Cuomo won’t face charges after facing allegations that he groped and fondled an aide because they cannot prove the claim.
Seth Wenig, Associated Press

Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo won’t face charges after facing allegations that he groped and fondled an aide, per The Associated Press.

The prosecution said it dropped the case because it couldn’t prove it.

Albany County District Attorney David Soares said he asked the criminal complaint — filed by the county sheriff — to be dropped.

  • “While we found the complainant in this case cooperative and credible, after review of all the available evidence, we have concluded that we cannot meet our burden at trial,” Soares said, the AP reports.
  • Soares said he was still “deeply troubled” by the allegation.

Per The Washington Post, Cuomo was charged in October for allegedly touching his assistant, Brittany Commisso, at an event at the Executive Mansion in Albany back in December 2020.

  • He was scheduled for an arraignment on Friday.
  • Cuomo denied the allegations.

Cuomo announced his resignation as governor in August, as I wrote for the Deseret News. His resignation came after an independent investigation found he had sexually assaulted multiple women.

  • “I would never want to be unhelpful in any way. And I think that given the circumstances, the best way I can help now is if I step aside and let government get back to governing. And therefore that’s what I’ll do, because I work for you, and doing the right thing is doing the right thing for you,” Cuomo said at the time, per Axios.