Well ,according to new reports,New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed eleven (11) women.New York Attorney General Letitia James told reporters Tuesday;
“None of them welcomed it and all of them found it uncomfortable,”
There is an ongoing criminal investigation, according to the Albany County, N.Y. district attorney’s office.
Cuomo has denied the accusations in a video saying he was issuing his own report to “now share the truth.” “The facts are much different than has been portrayed,” he said. “I never touched anyone inappropriately or made inappropriate sexual advances.”
“For those who are using this moment to score political points, or seek publicity or personal gain, I say they actually discredit the legitimate sexual harassment victims that the law was designed to protect,” Cuomo said.
“I want New York State government to be a model of office behavior, and I brought in an expert to design new sexual harassment policy and procedures, and to train the whole team, myself included.”
“This is a sad day for New York because independent investigators have concluded that Gov. Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women and, in doing so, broke the law,” said James, whose office questioned 179 people and reviewed over 74,000 documents in the months-long probe.
State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, a Democrat who’d previously called on Cuomo to resign, said in a statement, “Now that the investigation is complete and the allegations have been substantiated, it should be clear to everyone that he can no longer serve as governor.”
State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, a Democrat who authorized the Judiciary Committee to begin an impeachment investigation into Cuomo in March, said the conduct outlined in the report “would indicate someone who is not fit for office.”
“We will now undertake an in-depth examination of the report and its corresponding exhibits” and “will have more to say in the very near future.”
James said she would provide the Assembly “all relevant evidence” and “will cooperate with their investigation as needed.”
Cuomo is accused of “a pattern of inappropriate conduct” with a staff member described as “Executive Assistant #1,” which included kissing her on the lips at least once, grabbing her buttocks during hugs, asking multiple times about whether she had cheated or would cheat on her husband and once reaching under her blouse and grabbing her breast, according to the report.
Cuomo harassed the trooper on a number of occasions, the report found.
In one instance, Cuomo ran “his hand across her stomach, from her belly button to her right hip,” as she held a door open, the report states. While she was standing in front of him on an elevator, he ran “his finger down her back, from the top of her neck down her spine to the middle of her back, saying ‘hey, you,'” the report states.