Sexual Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation Lawsuit Against New York State, Governor Cuomo, William Hoyt, et al

On November 18, 2017, a plaintiff filed a lawsuit (captioned Cater v. State of New York et al (SDNY 17-cv-9032 Nov. 18, 2017)) against the State of New York, the Empire State Development Corporation, Governor Andrew Cuomo, and William Ballard Hoyt a/k/a Samuel B. Hoyt, III.

In it, plaintiff alleges, inter alia, that “Defendant Hoyt engaged in a pattern and practice of committing sexual harassment, assault, discrimination and retaliation against” her, and that “Defendant Governor Andrew Cuomo had direct knowledge of some or all of the discriminatory and unlawful events which transpired and failed to launch any investigation and/or prohibit the unlawful conduct which was well within his purview and authority.”

She seeks relief under 42 U.S.C. § 1983; the First, Fourth, Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution; and the Constitution and laws of the State of New York.”

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