Former New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo filed a lawsuit against the state’s attorney general over legal fees incurred during a sexual misconduct case brought against him.
The Wednesday lawsuit could lead to the state paying for Cuomo’s legal fees.
— The Hill (@thehill) August 11, 2022
“James’s office had led a months-long inquiry into allegations against Cuomo, releasing a report in August 2021 stating the former governor had sexually harassed at least 11 women,” The Hill reported.
“Cuomo resigned a week later but has maintained his innocence, saying he left office to avoid becoming a ‘distraction,'” it added.
Andrew Cuomo sues NY AG to cover legal costs in harassment lawsuit https://t.co/O2LrTPo8IO
— Fox News (@FoxNews) August 12, 2022
“Cuomo faces a lawsuit filed from an unnamed New York state trooper who accused the former governor of touching inappropriately and making flirtatious comments after having her transferred to his security detail,” according to a report by Fox News this week.
“The trooper is seeking damages for ‘severe mental anguish and emotional distress,'” it added.
Former N.Y. Governor and Attorney General Andrew Cuomo sues N.Y. AG Tish James — wants the state to cover legal bills in state trooper harassment suithttps://t.co/mxrgXOZ5fD
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) August 11, 2022
Cuomo’s lawsuit may only add to his own problems. His multiple cases of sexual misconduct led to him resigning from office.
His latest effort could backfire and push public opinion against him even more as he seeks to make taxpayers fund his legal battle for his own alleged crimes.
The move may seek to help with his financial costs, but may end up costing him even more as the backlash highlights Cuomo’s allegations even more regarding his past accusations.