Cuomo executive assistant Brittany Commisso goes public, describes alleged misconduct in interview
Brittany Commisso, the executive assistant who claims that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo groped her under her shirt publicly discussed her allegations against the governor for the first time in a "CBS This Morning" interview.
Brittany Commisso, the executive assistant who claims that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo groped her under her shirt publicly discussed her allegations against the governor for the first time in a "CBS This Morning" interview in which she described her experiences and explained why she did not come forward sooner.
Commisso had previously only been known as Executive Assistant #1, as she is referred to in the report released by the New York Attorney General’s Office. Speaking with CBS and the Albany Times Union, Commisso described how Cuomo’s behavior with her escalated over time, starting with hugs.
"These are not hugs that he would give his mother or his brother. These were hugs with the intention of getting some personal sexual satisfaction out of," she said. "Then they started to be hugs and kisses on the cheek, and then there was at one point a hug and then when he went to go kiss me on the cheek he’d quickly turned his head and he kissed me on the lips."
Commisso admitted that she did not say anything in response, and explained why.
"People don’t understand that this is the Governor of the State of New York. There are troopers outside. They are not there to protect me, they are there to protect him," she said. "I felt as though if I did something to insult him, especially insult him in his own home, it wasn’t going to be him that’s going to get fired or in trouble."