The allegations against Andrew Cuomo so far
Under fire over what he knew about COVID nursing home deaths, Cuomo also faces allegations of sexual harassment.
's fight for his political future got even tougher after a third woman accused him of making unwanted sexual advances.Cuomo, 63, who had brandished a national image that he was leading his state through the coronavirus pandemic, is now under scrutiny from the
for allegedly hiding the real number of COVID-related deaths in state care homes.New York state attorney general,had undercounted COVID-related deaths of state nursing home residents by the thousands.The New York Postadmitted underreporting the death tolls
to prevent the Justice Department (DOJ) from going after the governor's administration.New York Governor Andrew Cuomo during a press conference in the Queens borough of New York, on February 24, 2021. He is under fire for his response to the COVID pandemic and sexual harassment allegations. headtopics.com
Seth Wenig/Getty ImagesMeanwhile, Democratic Assemblyman Ron Kim, who has spearheaded the nursing homes claims and has called for Cuomo's resignation, toldCNNthat the governor called him and said he would threaten his career if he did not"cover up" what the aide had said.
Kim's accusation stemmed from an executive action Cuomo took in which he ordered"no resident shall be denied re-admission or admission to the NH [nursing homes] solely based on a confirmed or suspected diagnosis of COVID-19."After this order, about
90,000 COVID patients were brought into nursing homespotentially contributing to the rapid spread of infection.Instead of reversing this decision, Cuomo reportedly agreed to demands of the lobbying group for the nursing home industry, the Greater New York Hospital Association, to limit the prospect of malpractice suits.
The pressure on the governor mounted when three women in quick succession made sexual harassment claims.Former aide Lindsey Boylan, 36,in a tweet last December and last Friday gave further details in a post on the website Medium. She recounted how while working for the governor, she had faced unwanted sexual advances. headtopics.com
Cuomo Faces Second Sexual Harassment Accusation as Impeachment Calls GrowRead moreCuomo Faces Second Sexual Harassment Accusation as Impeachment Calls GrowThese allegedly included being asked to play"strip poker" while on a state-owned plane in 2017 and on another occasion, he gave her an unwanted kiss on the lips as she left the office.
She said in her post that Cuomo had"created a culture within his administration where sexual harassment and bullying is so pervasive that it is not only condoned but expected."Reinforcing those claims was Charlotte Bennett, 25, a former Cuomo aide,
who said that the governor made her uncomfortablewith questions about her sex life and whether she would consider dating an older man."I understood that the governor wanted to sleep with me, and felt horribly uncomfortable and scared," Bennett told
The New York TimesAnother woman, Anna Ruch, 33, also toldThe Timesof alleged sexual advances. She said that she had met the governor at a wedding in September 2019 where he put his hand on her exposed lower back and she pulled away."I was so confused and shocked and embarrassed," she told the paper. headtopics.comRead more: Newsweek »
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It will become even more damning when people realize that he was supposedly in a long-term committed relationship at the time of these 'transgressions'. He's an egotistical sleaze. To the MSM: 3 women claiming Cuomo made sexual advances is more serious than Cuomo’s policies killing 10,000 elderly in nursing homes.
America is heading towards a society of gender-racial-ethnic Eunuchs. No one can do or say anything remotely provocative without some people taking it in the worst way so no one will & no one will want to work with anyone of a different gender-race or ethnic background. Pathetic