Lisa Marie Cater filed a federal lawsuit alleging that former Empire State Development Corp. (ESDC) regional president William “Sam” Hoyt got her a job at the DMV and then leveraged it to “manipulate, sexually harass and sexually assault” her. Furthermore, her suit contends that Ms. Cater contacted Governor Cuomo’s office at least six times about the sexual harassment, but was met with “deliberate indifference.” Perhaps because Hoyt the governor knew that Mr. Hoyt was a serial filander having been accused of sleeping with two interns when he was a member
The New York Post reported:
The “barrage” of unwanted kisses, crotch-grabbing, stalking, and daily calls, emails, and sexts continued for a year, until Cater found herself on “the brink of a nervous breakdown,” according to court papers.
Cuomo’s office denied ignoring Cater’s complaints.
“When Ms. Cater reported a complaint regarding Mr. Hoyt … it was immediately referred to the State Employee