October 7, 2022

Melissa Derosa, Andrew Cuomo’s key aide, has resigned

“Serving the people of New York for the past 10 years is the greatest honor of my life. The resilience, strength and confidence of the New Yorkers has inspired me through the most difficult times,” the governor’s Terosa secretary said in a statement to CNN.

“Personally, we have been trying emotionally and mentally for the last 2 years. I have always been grateful for the opportunity to work with such talented and dedicated colleagues on behalf of our state,” he said in the message.

Derosa’s resignation comes ahead of a meeting of the state legislature’s tribunal that could set a deadline for Cuomo’s indictment. The 38-year-old, who was the highest-ranking official in the state, appeared throughout the August 3 report of New York State Attorney General Lydia James. The investigators decided Cuomo sexually harassed 11 women, including current and former government employees. The report described a “toxic” workplace environment under Cuomo and said that his abusive behavior allowed the environment to go unnoticed. It also highlights cases of alleged revenge against at least one accused.

Cuomo denied the allegations, saying last week he “did not touch anyone inappropriately or make inappropriate sexual advances.”

In February, Derosa was scrutinized for her role Management underestimates Govt-19 deaths In nursing homes last year.

In a private virtual conversation with lawmakers, Derosa said that because Cuomo’s team was concerned about former President Donald Trump’s judicial preliminary investigation, the administration did not provide them with the information they requested. Published by the Governor’s Office.

“Basically, we’m frozen,” Derosa told Democrats in a call, “because we were at a loss as to what we were going to give to the judiciary or what we were going to give you.

Theresa accused Trump of turning the nursing home issue into “political football” and then directing a “political hack” in the judiciary to launch investigations in New York and other Democrat-led states.

A different report from James’ office was released in January New York found less reported Govt-19 mortality is about 50% among those living in nursing homes.

This story has been updated with additional information.