An executive assistant to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has spoken out about his alleged sexual harassment and demanded responsibility.

Cuomo was found to have sexually harassed 11 women, according to an investigation. Brittany Commisso's charges were initially outlined in that report.

Brittany Commisso joined the governor's office as an executive assistant in 2017. She's speaking out for the first time after filing a criminal complaint against Cuomo last week, just days after the attorney general's report was made public.

"What he did to me was a crime," Commisso, 32, said per Politico about alleged instances of groping while she worked under the governor.

Cuomo, 63, denies any misconduct and has withstood calls to quit thus far.

According to an investigation released last week, Attorney General Letitia James' office found that Cuomo's alleged behavior towards women had broken state and federal law.

The probe lasted months and included interviews with over 200 employees, including employees who filed grievances against him.

Commisso, described in the report as Executive Assistant #1, told investigators that when she started working for the governor, he made increasingly provocative comments about her appearance and relationship status.

He had held her aggressively and kissed her on the lips without her consent, she claimed.

She further claimed that the governor touched her bottom while the two were taking a photo together. He placed his hand under her blouse and squeezed her breast on another occasion.

Commisso said she didn't speak up at the time because she didn't think she'd be believed in the interview that would run on Monday about her experience.

"I was afraid that if I had come forward, and revealed my name, that the governor and his 'enablers' [as] I like to call them would viciously attack me, would smear my name as I had seen and heard them do before to people," she said per Forbes report.

Albany County Sheriff Craig Apple previously acknowledged that Cuomo is a criminal inquiry, citing Commisso as the accuser.

Cuomo has so far resisted calls to resign in the wake of the claims, notably from Vice President Joe Biden, but he could be impeached by state legislators soon.

He told investigators that he had never touched anyone inappropriately or made inappropriate sexual advances.

Melissa DeRosa, his top aide, announced her resignation on Sunday.

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