ALBANY (WRGB) - Governor Cuomo‘s attorney in the sexual-harassment allegations against him made her self known Friday after an eighth accuser came forward in a New York Times article.
Criminal defense attorney Rita Glavin responded to the allegations, telling the Times that her client never touched any woman inappropriately.
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CBS6 spoke with the local attorney to hear what lies ahead for the governor and his legal team.
“She does come from a criminal defense firm, which is particularly interesting because as of right now we have no criminal charges filed. So at this point she’s facing a little bit of the unknown,” said Leslie Silva, attorney at Tully Rinckey, PLLC.
“At this point, it really is waiting to see what the results of those investigations are going to be. What those investigations are doing right now is gathering evidence and if some of that evidence rises to the level of any potential criminal charge, she definitely wants to be there right now at the start to help the governor,” said Silva.
Silver says the governor’s attorney may faced a host of challenges as a number of investigations can also climb.
“Not only is he dealing with the issues here in the state with the attorney generals office, he is looking at a federal investigation with the FBI,” said Silva. “ There’s also calls to bring the nursing home issues to a state investigation level as well so we may not be quite done in seeing the number investigations that are coming forward.”
CBS6 asked Silva what it is like for a female attorney to be representing a man facing sexual harassment accusations for multiple women.
“It can be conflicting,” said Silva. “You want to support these accusers in telling their stories and you also want the investigation to play out.”
It’s unclear whether Glavine is representing the governor on a personal level or through the state.
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CBS6 reached out to her and the Governor’s Office but have not heard back at this time.