Controversial former Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo filed a lawsuit against Attorney General Letitia James on Thursday, arguing that James violated state law by denying him public assistance for his defense.
An unfazed Cuomo wanted taxpayers to foot his legal bills as he defends himself against a workplace sexual harassment claim, and has now decided to sue James over it. This stems from the fact that shortly after in April, shortly after James held a news conference where she called Cuomo a “serial sexual harasser” and “sick pathetic man,” the suit says — she denied the ex-governor’s request for representation.
“James’ position is in violation of laws providing protections for Cuomo when the allegations stem from a time when he was acting within the scope of his employment or duties,” the suit says.
The Cuomo suit called James’ investigation “deeply flawed, misleading and one-sided.” This statement comes despite several accounts of women coming to the forefront and sharing their stories on how the once popular Democrat touched them inappropriately or how he subjected them to sexual remarks.
In response to the filing of the new lawsuit, James particularly responded to Cuomo’s claim that she’s abusing her authority regarding his legal defense costs with a statement saying, “Sexually harassing young women who work for you is not part of anyone’s job description.”