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EXPLAINER: Where does harassment report leave Andrew Cuomo?

EXPLAINER: Here are the takeaways from the New York attorney general's report accusing Gov. Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment, the governor's response, along with what happens next.

8/4/2021 8:05:00 AM

EXPLAINER: Here are the takeaways from the New York attorney general's report accusing Gov. Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment, the governor's response, along with what happens next.

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo ’s monthslong fall from grace reached a nadir Tuesday, when investigators said they substantiated sexual harassment allegations against him from 11 women, many of whom have worked for him.

Cuomo,to the coronavirus pandemic, continues to deny the allegations and maintains he isn’t going anywhere — but his political future might soon be out of his own hands.Here are the takeaways from the report and Cuomo’s response, along with what happens next:

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WHAT WAS CUOMO ACCUSED OF DOING?of sexual harassment and assault. The public allegations, which started in December and cascaded over the winter, ranged from inappropriate comments to forced kisses and groping.ADVERTISEMENTDID THE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S PROBE FIND CUOMO GUILTY?

Well, no. A probe can’t find anyone guilty — that’s for a judge and jury to decide. Plus, the probe was civil, not criminal, in nature. But investigators did find the 11 women were telling the truth about Cuomo’s behavior and that Cuomo created a hostile work environment “rife with fear and intimidation.”

BUT WILL CUOMO BE CHARGED?State Attorney General Letitia James, who oversaw the probe, said there would be no criminal referral but local police and prosecutors can use the evidence and findings to build their own cases. The district attorney in New York’s capital, Albany, said Tuesday he was requesting James’ investigative materials and encouraged victims to come forward.

CUOMO TOLD THE PUBLIC TO WAIT TO JUDGE HIM UNTIL THE INVESTIGATION WAS COMPLETE. WHAT DOES HE SAY NOW?Cuomo is more defiant than ever, refuting allegations in a taped response and saying “the facts are much different than what has been portrayed” and that he “never touched anyone inappropriately or made inappropriate sexual advances.” He also alleged that

was fueled by “politics and bias.”HOW IS CUOMO EXPLAINING HIS BEHAVIOR?ADVERTISEMENTCuomo apologized for making staffers feel uncomfortable, but chalked up some of the allegations to misunderstandings caused by generational(he’s Italian American) while flat-out denying the more serious allegations. Accompanied by multiple slideshows of Cuomo and other politicians embracing members of the public, the governor said the gesture was inherited from his parents and meant to convey warmth.

IS ANYONE PRESSURING CUOMO TO RESIGN?Lots of people. President Joe Biden —once Cuomo’s close ally— said Tuesday that, while he hadn’t read the report, he thought Cuomo should quit. Both U.S. senators for New York, Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, say he should resign. So does U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the governors of neighboring New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut, and many other Democrats.

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OK, SO WHAT’S NEXT IF CUOMO DOESN’T RESIGN?The state Assembly has the power to bring impeachment charges against Cuomo and aims to wrap up its own probe “as quickly as possible,” according to Speaker Carl Heastie, a Democrat who said it was clear Cuomo could no longer remain in office. The Assembly could theoretically vote to launch impeachment proceedings before the probe is finished.

WHY CAN’T NEW YORKERS JUST RECALL CUOMO? Read more: The Associated Press »

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'...On one occasion, Ms. Bennett said, she was alone with Mr. Cuomo at his State Capitol office when he asked whether she thought age mattered in romantic relationships. She took the remark as an overture to a sexual relationship...' Should someone be fired over this I’d rather hear the “go away” than any takeaway……

Now the profile photo. Just sexual harassment? He should be charged with mass murder or crimes against humanity by putting known COVID-infected patients in nursing homes. He looks like he molests people. If only Cosby used the Italian defense. He might not have spent a day in jail. Turn out the lights / The party's over Better resign before you draw some jailtime.

The only thing that needs to be taken away are people like him, but who'd be left to ruin the rest of us? Sexual harassment? It’s impossible. He’s a democrat. JonLemire If you were a Republican Andrew, the party would be rallying behind you calling those women liars. Unfortunately you live in the real world where you don’t treat women that way.

JonLemire He is a prime example of why we should have term limits for every government office. From dog catcher to Supreme Court Justice!

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Sexually Harassed Multiple Women, Attorney General Says New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women, the investigation by state Attorney General Letitia James states. The report was released Tuesday morning. The investigation also states…

How is this criminal still in office? He is a Democrat Must be innocent Nice guy Breaking News: Nuthin will happen 👎🏿 Cuomo was framed. Up a creek…without a paddle. He's trying to use the that's just how I am defense, it worked for Biden so I guess he thought it would work for him Now do trump... Maybe all the high and mighty Dems in New York will shut up now. Tired of hearing them say how great Gavin is when they don’t know jack shit. Even about their OWN state!!

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women, state attorney general report saysThe New York attorney general's investigation into sexual harassment allegations against Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo found that Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women, Attorney General Letitia James announced Tuesday. Maybe he can become the next President of the United States like trump if he adds a little White Supremacy to his agenda Y siguen con eso His brother likes that

Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women, New York attorney general finds in reportAttorney General Letitia James said that Cuomo and his senior staff took actions to retaliate against at least one former employee who accused him of inappropriate behavior. The AG's findings were confirmed after a months-long probe into sexual harassment allegations against Cuomo, with investigators speaking to 179 individuals and reviewing more than 74,000 pieces of evidence. Follow our live blog for updates: Civil I can't to see what Cuomo discusses tonight? 😆🤣 This report is very, very Trump-like. Omg!! 😳

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New York Lawmakers Urge Andrew Cuomo To Resign In Wake Of Sexual Harassment ReportSens. Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand called on the governor to step down, and a few state lawmakers have already drafted articles of impeachment.