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Top Aide To Andrew Cuomo, Melissa Derosa, Is Stepping Down

The top aide to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is stepping down.

Having been implicated in State Attorney General Letitia James' report as assisting in the retaliation against accuser Lindsay Boylan, Melissa Derosa released a statement Sunday night announcing her resignation. She described the past two years as "emotionally and mentally trying." The report detailed DeRosa's role in seeking to discredit one of Cuomo's accusers, Lindsey Boylan, by leaking personnel records and taking part in an effort to write and release a letter questioning Boylan's character. The document was never made public.

DeRosa has not publicly responded to the attorney general's report or to any of the allegations regarding her role. Cuomo has denied the allegations, saying last week that he "never touched anyone inappropriately or made inappropriate sexual advances."

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