Feds were investigating Cuomo sexual harassment allegations, document shows

The Justice Department was investigating sexual harassment claims against former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, according to a state contract made public Thursday.

It is unclear whether the inquiry, which was first reported by the New York Post, continues. A Justice Department spokeswoman declined to comment.

The investigation was mentioned in a contract with a law firm working for the state’s executive chamber — the governor’s office. The contract, which is dated Oct. 28 and was approved by the state comptroller’s office this week, notes that the Justice Department has “undertaken an inquiry related to sexual harassment claims made against the then Governor.”

Rich Azzopardi, a spokesman for Cuomo, said, “Our understanding is that the Civil Division opened an inquiry in August based upon the AG’s politically motivated sham report and we have heard nothing since.”

August was when state Attorney General Letitia James’ office released a bombshell report alleging that Cuomo had harassed 11 women — nine of whom were state employees — and subjected some of them to unwelcome touching or groping. His office retaliated against one of the women after she spoke out about how she was treated, the report alleged.

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