NEW YORK (AP) — An investigation into Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo found that he sexually harassed multiple current and former state government employees, state Attorney General Letitia James announced Tuesday.
People interviewed included complainants, current and former members of the executive chamber, State troopers, additional state employees and others who interacted regularly with the governor.“These interviews and pieces of evidence revealed a deeply disturbing yet clear picture: Gov. Cuomo sexually harassed current and former state employees, federal and state laws,” James said at a press conference on Tuesday.
On at least one occasion, the investigation found, Cuomo and his senior staff worked to retaliate against a former employee who accused him of wrongdoing. Cuomo was also found to have harassed women outside of government, the investigation found.ADVERTISEMENT
James said the investigation wouldn’t have been possible without the “heroic women who came forward.”Cuomo faced multiple allegations last winter that he inappropriately touched and sexually harassed women who worked with him or who he met at public events. One aide in his office said he groped her breast. headtopics.com
Another, Lindsey Boylan, said Cuomo kissed her on the lips after a meeting in his office and “would go out of his way to touch me on my lower back, arms and legs.”After Boylan first made her allegations public in December, the Cuomo administration undercut her story by releasing personnel memos to media outlets revealing that Boylan resigned after she was confronted about complaints she belittled and yelled at her staff.
Boylan has said those records “were leaked to the media in an effort to smear me.”Other aides have said that the Democratic governor asked them unwelcome personal questions about sex and dating. One former aide, Charlotte Bennett, said Cuomo asked if she was open to sex with an older man.
“Some suffered through unwanted touching, and grabbing of their most intimate body parts. Others suffered through repeated offensive, sexually suggestive, or gender-based comments,” Joon Kim, one of the lawyers leading the investigation, said at the press conference. “A number of them endured both. None of them welcomed it. And all of them found it disturbing, humiliating, uncomfortable and inappropriate.”
ADVERTISEMENTLast winter there was a chorus of calls for Cuomo’s resignation from many top elected Democrats in New York, including two U.S. senators, Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand. But Cuomo refused to quit and has been raising money for a fourth term in office. headtopics.com
His position on the allegations has also hardened into one of defiance. Cuomo has always denied touching anyone inappropriately, but he initially said he was sorry if his behavior with women was “misinterpreted as unwanted flirtation.” In recent months, he’s taken a more combative tack, saying he did nothing wrong and questioning the motives of accusers and critics.
He has also questioned the neutrality of the lawyers hired by the attorney general to investigate the allegations. Kim, was involved in previous investigations of corruption by people in Cuomo’s administration when he was a federal prosecutor in Manhattan. Cuomo hasn’t expressly said why he believes that would make Kim biased.
In the hours leading into James’ announcement, Cuomo’s office issued numerous press releases including the completion of mixed-use housing in Buffalo plans to build a new $3.9 billion terminal at Kennedy Airport and JetBlue’s decision to keep its headquarters in New York. As James was speaking, Cuomo’s publicists sent out a release about reclaiming the sites of old power plants.
The attorney general’s report is expected to play an important role in an ongoing inquiry in the state Assembly into whether there are grounds for Cuomo to be impeached.The Assembly hired its own legal team to investigate Cuomo’s conduct, plus other allegations of wrongdoing. The legislature is looking into the help Cuomo got from senior aides to write a book about the pandemic, special access that Cuomo relatives got to COVID-19 testing last year, and the administration’s decision to withhold some data on nursing home deaths from the public for several months. headtopics.com
Some members of the judiciary committee have said they expect James’ report to be “critical” for the impeachment investigation.New York state regulations say sexual harassment includes unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature — from unwanted flirtation to sexual jokes — that creates an offensive work environment, regardless of a perpetrator’s intent.
The governor, in contrast, has repeatedly argued that he did not intend to harass anyone. His office has said he took the state’s mandated sexual harassment training, but has not provided any documentation proving he did.Cuomo championed a landmark 2019 state law that made it easier for sexual harassment victims to prove their case in court. Alleged victims no longer have to meet the high bar of proving sexual harassment is “severe and pervasive.”
Would be nice to have DueProcess and evidence No facts presented! He said she said Whatever keeps the attention away from all the nursing home patients he had wiped out and everyone else that's connected to that. If Cuomo had any sense at all, he’d resign. When he said he kisses everyone my mouth dropped.
now the question is what does orange man have to do with this and how did he cause it🤔 Denying He’s a loser 🤢 Why has he not resign already Sleeping music that makes you sleep and relax in 6 minutes Trump was never held accountable for anything not one thing….ever…still nothing……..Just saying…. Of course he does, think he’s gonna say yes I did it and I’m so very sorry? The 2 men that sexually harassed me would say the same thing! Ashame it’s been so long ago! 1976-77!!
New York Gov. Cuomo Sexually Harassed Multiple Women, Investigation Finds New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women during his time in office, created a hostile work environment and retaliated against at least one former employee, the state attorney general said. nydems you going to do anything about this or keep pretending not to see it A Democrat BadgeofHonor Everyone’s favorite is done DONE…they’re about to go HAM and try and throw the whole man away!
PFFFTT Don't resign! Something about those women seemed off and I couldn't put my finger on at first... they reminded me of a fanatics ...anarchists,The role Kirstie Alley played in the mini series North and South..Of a woman who will say anything for politics as long as it's her side. How about the nursing home deaths?
Where is the proof دوستان لطفا تا ۸۶ ساعت دیگه این هشتک را ادامه بدینپاکستان_از_سوی_سازمان_ملل_تحریم_شود sanctionpakistan When I saw photos of some of these women hugging him with a relaxed smile, it’s appalling. why didn’t they complain immediately not smile and hug him. If I were a juror, he’d be found innocent. Who are the people that said he’s guilty? A focus group? Ridiculous!
NYGovCuomo We admired you during the pandemic & looked forward to your daily briefings. But, it’s time to step down & accept responsibility for the wrongs that you’ve done. Don’t hang onto power all cost. We’re not GOP/MAGA’s after all. The report contains 2 contradictory statements: - James concluded the investigation without referring the case to prosecutors for possible criminal charges -violation of federal and state law If he broke the law why isnt sent to a prosecutor
Let justice be done... abuse of political power should always be punished. Public service should be exactly that. Too many career politicians from political families who don't understand what public service means. It shouldn't be a career, just a short time giving back to others.
Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women, including employees, New York attorney general findsThe governor has denied touching anyone inappropriately, but has acknowledged that he may have acted in ways that made people feel uncomfortable. He should be removed from office immediately. Al franken Where is metoo?Cancel culture? The police?
They're all, what was the Clinton-esque phrase', nuts and sluts? andrewcuomo it doesn't matter if YOU don't think you did anything wrong , THE WIMEN THINK YOU DID ! THEY'RE RIGHT! What a coincidence , SO DOES TRUMP! Andrew, just admit it andrewcuomo Give the governor a mulligan. What wrong with the governor squeezing there ass a little
He’s just making it much harder for himself by lying, what a shame. NYGovCuomo Resign now. Next we’ll hear that he’s taking a family vacation to Little Saint James Island instead of governing NY. Liberal media always finds a way to twist the narrative while simultaneously fueling their own agenda. New York will be lucky to get a better governor that Cuomo. Good luck!
Gov. Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women, probe findsAn investigation into New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo found that he sexually harassed multiple current and former state government employees, state Attorney General Letitia James announced Tuesday. The nearly five-month investigation, conducted by two outside lawyers who spoke to 179 people, found that the Cuomo administration was a “hostile work environment” and that it was “rife with fear and intimidation.” “These interviews and pieces of evidence revealed a deeply disturbing yet clear picture: Gov. Cuomo sexually harassed current and former state employees, federal and state laws,” James said at a press conference on Tuesday. Comes as no surprise that this isn't all over 'woke' yahoo's news home page.
When faced with serving time 'prison' I expect him to deny deny DENY !!! I don't believe these women. Where was this energy towards trumpard? I am disgusted in Cuomo. This is why you should not trust women in the workplace. 'The Sports World Accelerates Its MeToo Problem By: TeamNBS Zachary Draves ⚖️ came to the comments for the bots - was not dissapointed
No way the great Andrew Cuomo could ever do such a thing… Andrew Cuomo, DO NOT RESIGN. NO SEX was had. These sexual harassment claims first begin with Andrew Cuomo Dec. 2020, promptly after winning the Emmy Award Nov. 2020 during COVID. This is a right-wing manufactured conspiracy, to take you down. He should stay and Finnish his term
He shouldn’t resign - fed up with these so righteous democrats - stop the double standard, how come no one goes after Trump
New York Gov. Cuomo urges businesses to adopt 'vaccine-only admission'; Delta yields more reinfections, Fauci says: Latest COVID-19 newsPressure continues to increase from Democratic elected officials to get people vaccinated against the coronavirus as infections mount across the country, fueled by the spread of the highly transmissible delta variant.
. Forget the demand for him to resign. Lock Cuomo in jail and throw away the key. The longer Andrew Cuomo remains in office will highlight the total “hypocrisy” of progressives, liberals and Democrats on having “no tolerance for sexual harassment”! Old News It is sad FoxFriendsFirst is enjoying this However they had a guest who said their were more illegal migrants coming under Bush Obama & trump she did not like it & cut him off kilmeade
o lies, i love it. sometimes y'all use sexual scandals to dum the public, sometimes to distract from other aims and pretend to be sane, then you save ambushing entrapments for dissidents like Julian you think you can suppress. its classic disasterous mess. BelieveSurvivors The ultimate trash Does it run in the family?
I dont believe that the governors actions “intent” was that of malice. I can understand what the governors explanation is. I have not read all the allegations and the investigation findings but I do believe these women are blowing the actions out of proportion.
11 hours of questioning for Cuomo in harassment inquiryInvestigators conducting an inquiry into sexual harassment allegations against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo reportedly questioned him for eleven hours when he met with them last month. Cuomo declined to comment when asked about the meeting on Monday. Appreciation from my heart to you Henrymayson4 you're such a wonderful person now we south Africans has hope again about investing and fast withdrawaI , I and my family will invest with your company forever Now do Trump. 'Investigators'
Do NOT step down NYGovCuomo NYGovCuomo absolutely cannot step down right now. Sorry to say this but our democracy is much more important at the moment, than sexual harassment allegations. I’m 63, he didn’t rape them but humiliated them with mind games and bullshit. I believe, respect+support the women. His culture, age societal changes. his life is his work.Not rape-He awards those women his book royalties-accountability, counseling, self awareness,responsibility
Then Cavanagh should be investigated too instead for sexually harassing women. He was rewarded by trump into becoming one of the highest judges in America!!! This man needs to restart internally, like we all do. Like do Trump! Resign Omg He is a good man and I stand with the Governor! He's innocent. Andrew Cuomo is a cool dude, that's why we call him AC. Those ladies harassed him....All of them. All he did was compliment them, and they took it farther with groping. When he didn't reciprocate, they all cried wolf. I wanna party with Andy!
Bill de Blasio 'hasn't ruled out' challenging Governor Andrew Cuomo in 2022 election'I haven't ruled in or ruled out anything. I haven't made any decisions about the future,' de Blasio said at his daily news conference on Monday. It's like a battle between Massengill and Summer's Eve Well one thing's for certain, no matter what he decides, New York loses.
WTH happened to 'the right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty according to the law in a public trial' ? just sayin... Me thinks thou doth protest too much, Mario. Oh, and for the record women who have suffered sexual abuse do not need to be schooled by old men. Will he resign? I don't believe he will.
That thumb is really bent Bro…go! We believe women This the man demanding vaccinations? No one is surprised
Personally I'd like to keep the focus on him sending sick people into nursing homes and effectively murdering thousands. Call me silly but his touching a boob seems a lot less serious. Amazing that this isn’t trending on Twitter. potus VP He says he’s Italian that’s what they do. I was raised in Italian home no men did that. He’s a pig
Lock him up Believe da victims Don't be a t**** NYGovCuomo. The investigation is complete & damning. It's time to resign. 'Another ' Gold standard moment' in the long history of disgraced NY governors has rightfully found its place.' Sik bastard. NYGovCuomo time to resign. As per POTUS
Notice again ChrisCuomo had nothing to say about his brother 🦗🦗🦗🦗🦗🦗🦗🦗🦗🦗🦗🦗🦗🦗🦗🦗 عاقبت خانوم بازی!!! فرماندار دموکرات نیویورک، پس از گزارشی از دادستان اعظم نیویورک، به آزار جنسی چند زن متهم شد. جو بایدن و شماری از رهبران حزب دموکرات از او خواستند تا استعفا دهد. Yes it’s pretty bad. I don’t want to take away from his awful actions. But if Gaetz on the Repugnant Republican side doesn’t leave, why should Cuomo? Dems want to do the right thing when one of their own does wrong. Republicans, do NOT😡 Take Matt Gaetz for one! Don’t do it!!
potus MeTooMVMT BillClinton CNN anchor Chris Cuomo was part of a team of outside, loyal confidants to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, that contributed to a culture allowing the governor's 'sexually harassing conduct' to 'flourish,' a scathing state investigation. MonicaLewinsky I like andrewcuomo but it’s time to retire and step down. I don’t believe it but it’s still a distraction, he lead the country during Covid don’t want him to ruin his legacy like Guilani did and go out sad.
Sooo we goin to talk about the elephant in the room in the form of leftists media backing the wrong horse and to think America's governor is touchy feely like the new president ooohh wait he backed Cuomo to Whatever they said he did, he did that shit. Murderer, sexual predator and bully. kim_kobler Gov. Cuomo has been accused by many women. He should step down, and he should face formal charges. But people in positions of authority usually face no consequences.
Im sick of these 20/30 year old “he touched me” stories. Speak up at the time or shut up. You werent a child. So over the “me too” movement
These women have nothing compared to what is experienced at NGSA who is a government contractor . Bye Bye Andy! Well of course he fucking would! It's what they all do! He should resign. And be investigated, fully. But at least New Yorkers wore masks and Cuomo wore condoms. I bet he blames the victims just like the Boy Scouts of America is doing. MeToo
Just say NO I'm sure the hard hitting investigative journalists cnn will be all over this story wild story sc what does this mean for the state of new york?
🐷 'I do it with everyone' is probably not the best defense in this case. Havery Weinstein Cuomo! The NYAG must prosecute metoo level sexual assaulter and rapist Governor Cuomo. As Obama said 'No one is above the law.' If the NYAG turns a blind eye to this egregious attack on women then she must resign. Prosecute Governor Cuomo
He better switch party quick. GOP will welcome him with open arms Resign. Bro even Biden told this man to resign 💀💀 Why are y'all saying 'ok now do trump' like that literally blows past the victims. Like yes it sucks trump got away with stuff and those women never got there closure yet but there's another group who can. Why y'all basically saying what he did is ok bc nothing happened to trump
What about Biden with 'kids' Politically motivated attack against NYGovCuomo for not stopping NYDA investigation into him & kids, as trump asked him 2 during WH mtg. Amazing how fast Dem’s throw 1 another out w/bath water. Even in a terrorist attack against USA, GOP Repub’s sticking together. The below video is from NBC News' official channel, no MyPillow Guy here:
It’s an attack on Italian social traditions. Has nothing…nothing to do with sexual assault. I thought much of Cuomo’s taped response was effective. I still think he’s being railroaded, but I would like to know more about of a couple of the allegations. All the shitlibs: but trruuuuuump! As if they both can't be bad. Morons.
Cuomo spotted taking out garbage at GOV mansion with a “I hate n y “ tee shirt on . 80% of emails in this NY AG office were hacked by Russia while they were investigating Trump on and before Jan 6, 2021. Just saying. It is worth investigating MSM. CNN MSNBC nytimes POTUS SpeakerPelosi ChrisCillizza samstein politico RonanFarrow
Sexual blackmail is a way to leverage politicians. How will history remember your organization during these times?!! I suspect Russia is behind this Hey blue maga... Try this... Now do trump.... And Biden. Don't leave one.
So…: what’s the AG gonna do about it Thank you the brave women that came forward to speak the TRUTH. Please New York, DO NOT let this man get away with the HARASSMENT, VIOLATIONS, INTIMIDATION and the LIES. The TRUTH is more powerful than Gov Cuomo ImpeachCuomo CreepyCuomo BelieveAllWomen JeffreyEpstein GhislaineMaxwell
He was just being Italian. The next episode of law and Order SVU RESIGN! Great now he can be on the Supreme Court and also be president! jlsunski Bye, resign already. It's okay he's a Democrat. The investigation found that Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration was a “hostile work environment” that was “rife with fear and intimidation.” New York Attorney General Letitia James said Cuomo engaged in unwelcome and nonconsensual touching.
Ok. Now do Trump He should resign. Thinking of the women for whom this is not breaking news. And the women who will never be publicly vindicated. jackwramsey But trump! lfxs1212 He’s still in office? Lol wow So when’s his recall? Meanwhile in CA we have a recall election for our governor because people were mad that they couldn’t get a haircut or eat at Applebee’s for a few months 🙄
Killing your grandparents, covering it up AND sexually harassing people at the office… the NYGovCuomo way!! What? Just by looking at them? Nothing will happen and he will be free to do it again. The justice system is clearly biased in this country depending upon the individual involed. And killed all the elderly w his covid rules? Seems like a great guy
SEND HIM TO PRISON. I’ll take his house, I need it. I’m homeless He has to resign. Anything less is unacceptable, honestly. He’s not going to step down. Republicans did ten times worse and they wouldn’t step down. Why wasn't He forced to resign before