Brittany Commisso, a former executive assistant, has filed a new lawsuit accusing Andrew Cuomo of sexual assault.

A former executive assistant to former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo

The individual who accused him of inappropriate touching has taken legal action, claiming that he sexually assaulted her.

Brittany Commisso

The individual, employed by Cuomo since 2017, brought forth a legal complaint utilizing the Adult Survivors Act, which extended the timeframe for individuals to take legal action against sexual assault or harassment that had previously exceeded the statute of limitations. The deadline for filing a lawsuit expired at 12:00 AM on Thursday.

Cuomo ultimately resigned

In August 2021, he assumed the role of governor after facing accusations of sexual misconduct from Commisso and multiple other women. He has denied these allegations.

filed a misdemeanor criminal complaint against Cuomo, accusing him of “intentionally and for no legitimate purpose, forcibly place[d] his hand under the blouse shirt of the victim and onto her intimagte body part. Specifically, the victim’s left breast for the purposes of degrading and gratifying his sexual desires.” 

The forcible touching charge was later dismissed

In an

Conversation with “CBS This Morning”

In 2021, prior to Cuomo’s resignation, Commisso accused him of groping her on two separate occasions: in December 2019 and again in November 2020.

She stated that both she and he are aware of the truth. She is certain of what occurred and believes he is as well. She does not trust that there were 10 employees present on that day or that his family was there. If he is fabricating these details to ease his conscience, she pities him.

Commisso, a mother who is raising her child alone, revealed to “CBS Mornings” that she had not intended to make her accusations known to the public, partly due to concerns for her daughter’s well-being. However, in March 2021, Cuomo denied other claims of sexual harassment, stating that he had “never made inappropriate physical contact with anyone.”


Commisso was among 11 female individuals.

The accusations were mentioned in a publication by Letitia James, the Attorney General of New York.