New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple current and former female employees, the state's attorney general said Tuesday at a press conference.

Attorney General Letitia James found that Cuomo engaged in “unwelcome and nonconsensual touching,” and repeatedly made comments on a “sexualized or gender-based nature.” 

Most of the harassed female staffers were in their 20s or 30s, the office detailed in a 168-page report.

“Gov. Cuomo sexually harassed current and former state employees in violation of both federal and state laws,” James said. “The independent investigation found that Gov. Cuomo harassed multiple women, many of whom were young women, by engaging in unwanted groping, kisses, hugging, and by making inappropriate comments.”

Investigators spoke to 179 witnesses and reviewed 74,000 pieces of evidence. They also spoke with Cuomo for about 11 hours in his Manhattan office last month. 

The evidence painted a "deeply disturbing, yet clear picture," James said.

Investigations also found that these were not isolated incidents but repeated patterns that involved New York state female employees, as well as staffers in other states. 

Cuomo, 64, has apologized for acting “in a way that made people feel uncomfortable” but has repeatedly denied having “touched anyone inappropriately” or engaged in other misconduct. 

He has served as governor since 2011. In May 2019, Cuomo announced that he would seek re-election in 2022 for a fourth term.