Report: One of Cuomo’s closest advisers, Secretary to the Governor Melissa DeRosa, resigns

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Govenror Andrew Cuomo has reportedly lost one of his closest advisers amid the biggest scandal of his career.

Secretary to the Governor Melissa DeRosa has quit her post, NY1 News reported Sunday evening. DeRosa’s reported departure comes nearly a week after state Attorney General Letitia James released her report on the independent investigation into sexual harassment allegations against Cuomo.

The report had also alleged that Cuomo’s administration had also enabled “a toxic work environment” in the Executive Chamber that sought retaliation against Lindsey Boylan, one of the 11 women who came forward in the independent investigation to allege that the governor sexually harassed them. The report also alleged that DeRosa took part in an effort to help cover up some of the claims.

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