There can be no doubt that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is in a world of hurt – a world of hurt that he brought on himself by, if the accusations are true, sexually harassing several women. This, on top of his hiding COVID19 deaths from Trump’s Department of Justice, could mean the end of Cuomo.
“Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday tried to explain away allegations of sexual harassment as “jokes” that were misinterpreted as “unwanted flirtation” — as his office caved on the state attorney general’s request to appoint an investigator to probe the claims,” according to the New York Post.
“‘At work sometimes I think I am being playful and make jokes that I think are funny. I do, on occasion, tease people in what I think is a good-natured way,” said Cuomo in a prepared statement. [emphasis added]
“‘I now understand that my interactions may have been insensitive or too personal and that some of my comments, given my position, made others feel in ways I never intended,’ he continued. ‘I acknowledge some of the things I have said have been misinterpreted as an unwanted flirtation. To the extent anyone felt that way, I am truly sorry about that.’
“The statement came one day after former Cuomo staffer Charlotte Bennett, 25, alleged to the New York Times that the 63-year-old governor made a series of inappropriate remarks that left her convinced he “wanted to sleep with” her. [emphasis added]
“That claim, in turn, came less than a week after another former staffer, Lindsey Boylan, expanded on accusations she first revealed in December 2020, alleging that Cuomo kissed her on the lips without warning…
“‘The Governor’s office wants a thorough and independent review that is above reproach and beyond political interference,’ said Garvey in a statement. ‘Therefore, the Governor’s office has asked Attorney General Tish James to select a qualified private lawyer to do an independent review of allegations of sexual harassment.’” [emphasis added]
For more on this report, go to the New York Post.
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