New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s top aide Melissa DeRosa slammed as a ‘ruthless, evil human being’

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s secretary has been slammed as a ‘ruthless, heartless, evil human being’ by former colleagues. 

Melissa DeRosa is the one individual with extra enemies than her boss in Albany, in line with a former worker.  

She ‘would not have time for niceties’ and ‘will rip your coronary heart out so as to get what she desires’, a former Executive Chamber insider instructed the New York Post.  

The secretary, 38, was additionally ‘the worst individual I’ve ever labored for in my whole skilled profession’, the supply added.  

DeRosa has labored for Cuomo since 2013 and have become a acquainted face throughout the pandemic as she sat virtually each day at his aspect. She performed a key function in attempting to restrict the injury after allegations of sexual assault surfaced within the Spring. 

Andrew Cuomo's top aide Melissa DeRosa, pictured on August 2, announced her resignation Sunday night

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s secretary Melissa DeRosa has been described as a ‘ruthless, heartless, evil human being’ by former colleagues

Governor Andrew Cuomo's secretary Melissa DeRosa was branded 'the worst person I have ever worked for in my entire professional career' by the unnamed source

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s secretary Melissa DeRosa was branded ‘the worst individual I’ve ever labored for in my whole skilled profession’ by the unnamed supply

The supply added: ‘She would not have time to get to know you as a individual. You are both a person who will get one thing performed for her — otherwise you’re in her means.’ 

While one other former Cuomo staffer mentioned DeRosa ‘would not deal with individuals nicely.’

‘She would costume individuals down for no purpose or over minor stuff. I must suppose lengthy and onerous to seek out anybody who would say good issues about her.’

The former worker mentioned beneath DeRosa ‘each drawback is taken into account an equal disaster.  Everything is handled as over the top. As a authorities, that is not sustainable.’   

The supply added: ‘She is now going to expertise the fruits of that.’ 

It comes after an onslaught of requires Cuomo to resign after a damning report from Attorney General Letitia James discovered he did sexually harass 11 ladies.  

Melissa DeRosa is pictured with her boss, Andrew Cuomo, after meeting Donald Trump, the president-elect, in January 2017. DeRosa featured heavily in Tuesday's report into allegations of sexual harassment made against Cuomo by 11 women

Melissa DeRosa is pictured along with her boss, Andrew Cuomo, after assembly Donald Trump, the president-elect, in January 2017. DeRosa featured closely in Tuesday’s report into allegations of sexual harassment made in opposition to Cuomo by 11 ladies 

It comes two days after it emerged Cuomo described his top aide Melissa DeRosa as a ‘imply woman’.

The declare was revealed within the New York lawyer common’s report, which detailed the ‘poisonous’ work surroundings created by the governor and his feared advisor.

Letitia James’s report into claims made by 11 ladies of sexual harassment painted a darker image of DeRosa’s function, nevertheless.

She labored to discredit a number of of the ladies, in line with James’s report, and was accused within the doc of ‘illegal retaliation’.

DeRosa is accused within the 168-page doc as serving to to domesticate a ‘poisonous’ office for younger feminine staffers.

‘She will be very powerful to cope with,’ a supply instructed The New York Post.

‘DeRosa is feared. If you cross her, you are crossing the governor.’

Cuomo himself nicknamed her and others throughout the interior circle ‘imply women’, the report mentioned – though he denied the moniker. She requested him to cease. 

DeRosa was beforehand performing chief of employees for the previous lawyer common, Eric Schneiderman, who in 2018 resigned after a number of ladies accused him of sexual violence.

When the allegations in opposition to Cuomo started to emerge this Spring, DeRosa performed a key function in attempting to restrict the injury.

DeRosa is seen with Cuomo in April 2020, and was almost daily by his side during the televised press briefings

DeRosa is seen with Cuomo in April 2020, and was virtually each day by his aspect throughout the televised press briefings

It was revealed DeRosa and different top aides dragged their ft when Charlotte Bennett, a 25-year-old well being coverage adviser, reported Cuomo’s deeply uncomfortable probing of her sexual historical past and former abuse.  

They ought to instantly, beneath state regulation, have handed her complaints to the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations.

After Bennett got here ahead along with her allegations, the Executive Chamber instituted ‘adjustments in staffing’ in order that ‘they might keep away from conditions the place the Governor may be seen as being in a compromising scenario with any girl.’

But DeRosa and Mogul apparently described the change as ‘actually extra for the Governor’s safety.’

DeRosa was reportedly livid with Cuomo for his habits in the direction of Bennett.

The pair have been in a automobile, and DeRosa berated him, saying: ‘I can not imagine that this occurred. I can not imagine you set your self in a scenario the place you’d be having any model of this dialog.’

She then bought out when the automobile stopped at a site visitors mild.

Charlotte Bennett, 25, said she saw Cuomo as a mentor - but felt that he was aggressively pursuing her sexually

Charlotte Bennett, 25, mentioned she noticed Cuomo as a mentor – however felt that he was aggressively pursuing her sexually

Bennett worked as a public health policy advisor. She reported her concerns to his senior staff, but, according to James's report, the team dragged their heels on helping her

Bennett labored as a public well being coverage advisor. She reported her considerations to his senior employees, however, in line with James’s report, the staff dragged their heels on serving to her

When Lindsey Boylan, a former state financial growth official, started tweeting allusion to harassment in 2020 – she wouldn’t make a full, public allegation till March of this 12 months – DeRosa launched Boylan’s personnel file to sure media shops.

DeRosa admitted the transfer to discredit Boylan when talking to James’s staff, and mentioned that she made the choice as a result of Boylan’s tweets concerning the governor — together with that he was ‘one of many greatest abusers of all time’ — turned ‘increasingly escalating,’ the report states.

Former aide Josh Vlasto instructed the investigators that if DeRosa determined to leak the recordsdata, it was ‘secure to say’ the transfer ‘was per what the Governor wished or had been mentioned with him and he authorized it.’

A present aide – who has since accused Cuomo of groping her – instructed James’s staff she noticed the efforts as a technique to discredit Boylan, by calling her ‘loopy’ and accusing her of getting a political agenda, in line with the report.

DeRosa additionally performed a half in circulating a proposed op-ed, initially drafted by Cuomo, that contained ‘private {and professional} assaults’ on Boylan, and later sharing it with present and former Executive Chamber workers.

‘The draft letter or op-ed attacking Ms. Boylan — significantly when mixed with the discharge of the confidential inside information to the press — constitutes retaliation,’ the investigators wrote. 

Lindsay Boylan was one of the first women to publicly accuse Cuomo of harassment

Lindsay Boylan was one of many first ladies to publicly accuse Cuomo of harassment

Another former worker was requested by DeRosa to name a present employees member – identified as ‘Kaitlin’, who additionally accused Cuomo of harassment – and file the decision, asking if she was working with Boylan or if she ‘had her personal allegations in opposition to the Governor or was speaking to reporters.’

And when a state trooper made allegations in opposition to Cuomo, DeRosa, who serves as Cuomo’s Chairwoman of the New York State Council on Women & Girls, tried to bury them and persuade a newspaper editor to not publish them.

A reporter from The Albany Times-Union known as requesting touch upon the state trooper’s allegations, and DeRosa yelled on the newspaper’s editor saying, ‘You guys are attempting to cut back her hiring to being about appears to be like. That’s what males do.’ 

While in May it emerged DeRosa had ‘screamed’ at and ‘bullied’ Rep. Elise Stefanik over her opposition to the governor’s plan to shift ventilators from much less hard-hit areas of the state to New York City final 12 months.   

DeRosa known as the Republican congresswoman, 36, on her private cellphone ‘livid’ to get her to stroll again her feedback about Cuomo’s government order. 

Stefanik reportedly refused and the 2 ladies have not spoken since.

The incident marked the ultimate nail within the coffin within the two ladies’s 20-year friendship that started after they each attended elite prep college Albany Academy for Girls in upstate New York and had – up till then – survived their opposing political paths. 

DeRosa attended Cornell University from 2000-2004, learning industrial and labor relations. 

She returned in 2007 to check for a masters in public administration in 2009, earlier than turning in the direction of politics, serving as the NYS Director of ‘Organizing for America ‘, President Obama’s nationwide political motion group. 

DeRosa married former Cuomo spokesman Matthew Wing, who’s now Uber’s head of communications, on August 27. 

The pair, who met whereas Wing was working for Cuomo, dwell in co-op in Brooklyn that they for $2.2 million a couple of months after their marriage ceremony.

DeRosa and her husband Matthew Wing, who is now Uber's head of communications, live in a co-op in Brooklyn that they bought for $2.2 million a couple of months after their wedding. They met when Wing was a press secretary for Cuomo

DeRosa and her husband Matthew Wing, who’s now Uber’s head of communications, dwell in a co-op in Brooklyn that they purchased for $2.2 million a couple of months after their marriage ceremony. They met when Wing was a press secretary for Cuomo