Top aide to New York's Governor Cuomo resigns amid his harassment scandal

09 August 2021 - 09:21
By Reuters
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Image: ANDREW KELLY New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

A senior aide to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo resigned on Sunday in the wake of a state attorney general's report that the governor sexually harassed 11 women.

Melissa DeRosa, secretary to the governor, issued a statement on Sunday night.

"Personally, the past 2 years have been emotionally and mentally trying. I am forever grateful for the opportunity to have worked with such talented colleagues on behalf of our state," her statement said.