The New York state attorney general’s office has subpoenaed dozens of officials in New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s administration as part of an investigation into sexual harassment accusations, the Wall Street Journal reported late on Friday.
The newspaper cited people familiar with the matter as saying that Cuomo’s aide Melissa DeRosa, whose title is secretary to the governor, was among the officials to receive a subpoena earlier this month.
Reuters was unable to confirm the report immediately. Spokespersons for Cuomo did not immediately respond to Reuters request for comments.
63-year-old Cuomo is resisting pressure to step down following the flurry of accusations of sexual harassment or misconduct and revelations that his administration under-reported nursing home deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The governor has denied any wrongdoing, though he has acknowledged it had been a “custom” for him to kiss and hug people when greeting them. He has said he was sorry if his behavior had made “people feel uncomfortable.”