March 1, 2021
GIGLIO PLEASED TO SEE INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION INTO SEXUAL HARASSMENT ALLEGATIONS AGAINST GOV. MOVE FORWARD
The latest allegations of sexual harassment by the governor are extremely disturbing. It is appropriate that the governor finally acquiesced and issued an official referral so the NYS Attorney General’s Office may proceed with an outside, independent investigation.
The governor’s attempt to appoint the leader of the investigation was outrageous and disturbing, yet still more of what we have come to expect as business as usual from his office. Thankfully, this has not been allowed to happen and an investigation will be made.
Also difficult to comprehend are the subsequent actions and conduct of the governor’s staff after this young woman took her sexual harassment complaint to the chief of staff and special counsel. Their “resolve” of the situation, to simply transfer her without any formal investigation, is absolutely disgraceful and reflects an atmosphere of corruption, portraying the governor’s office as above the law.
No apology is adequate for what has been done to the young women “mentored” by this governor. A truly independent investigation is the only right way to adequately resolve these allegations, and must be taken up immediately and completely.