NCCASA Statement on Governor Cuomo Allegations
August 5, 2021
August 4, 2021
The North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault is disappointed in New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s actions that are outlined in an AG Report that details repeated sexual harassment in the workplace. We support and believe in the survivors that have come forward with their survivorship stories. NCCASA condemns all forms of sexual violence, including sexual harassment and abusive behavior.
The report issued by New York Attorney General Letitia James documents repeated sexual harassment and a hostile work environment perpetrated by Governor Cuomo and the Executive Chamber. Independent investigators found that Governor Cuomo sexually harassed multiple individuals from 2013-2020, and found violations of multiple state and federal laws.
NCCASA calls for accountability for Governor Cuomo’s actions, and echoes the words from fellow state coalition, the New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NYSCASA):
“Governor Andrew Cuomo must take accountability for his harmful actions and for perpetuating a hostile work environment by stepping down from his position as Governor of New York. If he refuses to take accountability himself, NYSCASA calls on the Legislature to carry out its constitutional responsibility and hold Governor Cuomo accountable for his actions.”
We additionally want to thank the survivors who came forward, as it takes a great deal of courage to speak against positions of power. We will continue to work for you, and for all survivors, until we live in a world free from sexual harassment, abuse, and violence.
The Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network (RAINN), organizes the National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline. The Hotline is a referral service that can put you in contact with your local rape crisis center. You can call the Hotline at 1-800-656-4673, or access RAINN’s online chat service. To find your local rape crisis center in North Carolina, please visit our Get Help page at https://nccasa.org/get-help/.
Executive Director, NCCASA