NY's Cuomo questioned over sex harassment

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has continually denied sexual harassment allegations.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has continually denied sexual harassment allegations.

Investigators conducting an inquiry into sexual harassment allegations against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo questioned him for eleven hours when he met with them last month, The New York Times reports.

The Times spoke to five people who had been briefed on the meeting, and who recounted some details on the condition of anonymity.

The Times reported on Monday that the videotaped interview was tense, with Cuomo challenging one of the investigators on his fairness and independence.

When the investigators were done, they left through an exit away from the building entrance where photographers were, the paper said.

Asked about his meeting with investigators at a press conference on Monday, Cuomo declined to say anything.

"I said I would cooperate with it and at the appropriate time I will comment on the review," he said.

"But this is not the appropriate time yet."

State Attorney-General Letitia James hired the investigators to conduct the probe after several women accused Cuomo of subjecting them to inappropriate kisses and touching or inappropriate sexual remarks.

Cuomo has denied the allegations.

Australian Associated Press