ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Melissa DeRosa, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s top aide, has resigned, about a week after a state attorney general report found the governor had sexually harassed 11 women.
DeRosa wrote a statement to news organizations announcing her departure. She joined Cuomo’s administration in 2013 and eventually became one of the governor’s most trusted confidantes.
While the resignation comes as the sexual harassment scandal continues to engulf the governor’s office, DeRosa didn’t address the situation in her statement.
While she says the past two years “have been emotionally and mentally trying,” she says she is “forever grateful for the opportunity” to have worked with those who are so “talented and committed” to work on behalf of New York State.
Photo: FILE – Secretary to the Governor Melissa DeRosa listens as New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks to reporters during a news conference, Wednesday, June 23, 2021, in New York. DeRosa resigned Sunday, Aug. 8 a week after a report found the governor sexually harassed 11 women. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)