Former New York Governor Cuomo’s top aide Melissa DeRosa recruited a government employee to spy on one of the governor’s accusers.
The Daily Mail reports:
Disgraced former NY Governor Andrew Cuomo‘s top aide Melissa DeRosa used an MTA official to secretly record his sexual harassment accuser, a report published by the state Attorney General has revealed.
DeRosa allegedly recruited MTA Communications Director Abbey Collins to spy during a secretly-recorded phone call with an ex-staffer by the name of ‘Kaitlin’ – who was one of Cuomo’s sexual assault accusers – in an attempt to discredit her claims against the governor.
The scheme was revealed by transcripts from Attorney General Letitia James’ office and was confirmed by anonymous sources to the New York Post.
During the call between DeRosa and Collins – who shared the same office with Kaitlin during her stint as Cuomo’s press secretary from 2015 to 2018 – DeRosa asked Collins to reach out to Kaitlin and secretly record their conversation to find out if she was allied with Lindsey Boylan and Sen Alessandra Biaggi, according to James’ office, which released more findings from the investigation on November 29.
We’ve reported on the close relationship that Cuomo had with DeRosa: