Alicia Purdy Issues Statement on Cuomo Sexual Assault Report

August 3, 2021, Albany, NY – Alicia Purdy, the challenger for Mayor of Albany in the Nov. 2021 election, issued a statement following a report from New York State Attorney General Letitia James pertaining to the sexual harassment accusations against New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo:

“As a survivor of sexual assault, and as a woman whose win as Mayor of Albany this November will put me in close proximity to Governor Andrew Cuomo, I have followed this case very closely. A guiding principle in my personal life is to seek the truth before drawing conclusions about another person- no matter how serious the accusationsand the truth has been found. I want to express my relief and gratitude to New York Attorney General Letitia James for her unflinching commitment to uncovering the truth, in spite of how unpopular or difficult that task must have been. My heart goes out to the women involved in this filthy and terrifying experience and I pray for their healing in its aftermath.”

“Several weeks ago, I stood on the steps of City Hall in Albany and called for the resignation of Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan for her political corruption, abuse of power, bullying, secrecy, and subversive fearmongering, and today, I add to that standing demand a call for Kathy Sheehan’s political ally Governor Andrew Cuomo, to resign his position as Governor of our great state, effective immediately, for his political corruption, abuse of power, bullying, secrecy, and subversive fearmongering. I applaud these brave women who stood, at great personal cost, and shared the humiliating, vulnerable truth about their experiences. I know from personal experience how painful it is, how it drains you emotionally and how heavy is the burden you carry, and I am glad the truth has come out, at last. I hope New Yorkers across the city and the state and across political parties will unite together and swiftly move to impeach Andrew Cuomo if he continues to refuse to resign.”

“As a New Yorker, as a woman, as a survivor of sexual assault, as an individual seeking a public position of servant-leadership in our city, as a mother, and as a human being who champions the dignity of every life, I have no respect for leaders who abuse their power and use retaliation and fear to control others, and who pressure people to remain silent. Our city and our state have been suffering from a putrid, festering wound sustained from years of fear, retaliation and abuse, which manifests in many forms, and I stand firmly against all abuse in any form and will continue to stand with the victims who have suffered. I will not remain silent in my demands for the resignation of all abusers in power in our state, from Albany’s City Hall to the Governor’s Office and I will continue to stand for those living in fear and fight for Albany’s transformation.”


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Published by Alicia Purdy

Alicia Purdy is an independent, multi-media journalist with an M.A. in Journalism and a B.A. in Broadcasting. Learn more at:

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