Disgraced former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will not face charges in Westchester County following allegations he harassed two women, making for the second time in less than a week that Cuomo’s been cleared of criminal charges by a local prosecutor.
Westchester County District Attorney Mimi Rocah said in a statement Tuesday that prosecutors investigated two claims of alleged misconduct by the former governor and determined them credible, but did not merit criminal charges.
Cuomo is accused in one instance of kissing a woman on the cheek who was working security detail at his Mount Kisco home, who said the former governor asked if he could kiss her and she responded “sure,” because she was worried about ramifications if she rebuffed him.
Cuomo also allegedly grabbed a woman and kissed her without asking permission at a West Plains High School event.
Last week, Acting Nassau County District Attorney Joyce Smith announced she would not bring charges after a state trooper claimed Cuomo ran his hand across her stomach, though Smith did call the allegations credible and “deeply troubling.”
“This conclusion is unrelated to any possible civil liability, which is beyond the scope of a District Attorney’s jurisdiction, which focuses solely on criminal laws,” Rocah noted. “We continue to recognize the bravery of the women and witnesses who have cooperated with law enforcement.”