Andrew Cuomo to appear in virtual hearing for sex-crime case



Disgraced ex-Gov. Andrew Cuomo is set to appear for a virtual court hearing Friday — when a judge is expected to toss his sex-crime case for allegedly groping a former aide.

Cuomo, 64, had been scheduled to be arraigned on the charges Friday — but Albany County District Attorney David Soares revealed just days earlier he was dropping the misdemeanor charges.

Judge Holly Trexler notified prosecution and defense lawyers Thursday that they would still have to appear with Cuomo for the virtual hearing.

The hearing is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. in Albany City Court.

In dropping the case, Soares said he wouldn’t be able to prove former aide Brittany Commisso’s allegation that the then-governor reached up her blouse and groped her in Albany’s Executive Mansion in December 2020.

Cuomo poses in a selfie with Commisso.
Cuomo poses in a selfie with Commisso.

Soares wrote in a letter to the judge that “statutory elements of New York law make this case impossible to prove.”

Commisso’s testimony was included in Attorney General Letitia James’ report in August that concluded Cuomo sexually harassed 11 women. 

Cuomo was forced to resign under threat of impeachment a week later.

His former aide exclusively told The Post Tuesday that Soares’ decision to drop the case against Cuomo would deter “women from coming forward” in similar cases.

Cuomo pictured on Aug. 10, 2021 after announcing his resignation.
Cuomo pictured on Aug. 10, 2021, after announcing his resignation.

“I don’t think that it’s teaching anyone anything,” she said. “It’s not showing or proving a good message.”


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