Looks like Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in hot water after the NY Attorney General has investigated and now reported that Cuomo DID sexually harass multiple women. The major report was found on the NY.gov website, showing a very disturbing history of disgraced Andrew Cuomo who now deserves to step down immediately.
It was New York Attorney General Letitia James who reported this during a press conference on Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his sexual assault allegations.
WATCH the press conference to see what she said, with details followed below:
Yahoo News provided a report from AP that stated the following information in quotes, with commentary as needed.
An investigation found that Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women inside and outside state government and worked to retaliate against one of his accusers, New York’s attorney general announced Tuesday in a finding that is certain to renew calls for the Democrat’s resignation or impeachment.
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.”
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.
The complete report of the investigation is located on the NY.Gov website that paints the disturbing picture of what Cuomo did, according to the report.
“These interviews and pieces of evidence revealed a deeply disturbing yet clear picture: Gov. Cuomo sexually harassed current and former state employees in violation of federal and state laws,” New York Attorney General Letitia James said at a press conference on Tuesday.
James said her investigation has concluded. There were no referrals to criminal prosecutors, though that wouldn’t preclude local authorities from using the evidence and findings of the report to mount their own cases.
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.
The investigation shows Cuomo’s incidents were not isolated incidents, but more like a pattern. That makes it more disturbing because it wasn’t just a one time mistake, but apparently Cuomo had a history of doing this to women. The women didn’t come forward at first because they were worried about retaliation and the power dynamics since Cuomo was governor.
In regards to retaliation, the investigation found evidence of that too.
It gets worse. Cuomo had allegedly harassed a female state trooper and that was covered in the investigation report.
The report also detailed, for the first time, allegations that Cuomo sexually harassed a female state trooper on his security detail. It said that the governor ran his hand or fingers across her stomach and her back, kissed her on the cheek, asked for her help in finding a girlfriend and asked why she didn’t wear a dress.
This is just beyond disturbing and Cuomo should be punished mightily for what he did. He needs to resign immediately, but you have to wonder if he will resign or not. Will Cuomo face any consequences from the results of this investigation? That remains to be seen.
In regards to the women who finally spoke up, thankfully they did.
“These brave women stepped forward to speak truth to power and, in doing so, they expressed faith in the belief that although the governor may be powerful, the truth is even more so,” Joon Kim, one of the lawyers leading the investigation, said at the press conference.
Investigators said they found all 11 women were credible, noting that their allegations were corroborated to varying degrees, including by other witnesses and contemporaneous text messages.
A lot of Cuomo’s harassment was centered around unwanted touching and charged comments. At one point, Lindsey Boylan said Cuomo kissed her on the lips after a meeting and would go out of his way to touch her.
Cuomo allegedly tried to smear her in an act of revenge. He claimed she was facing complaints for mistreating staff and that she resigned, but Boylan claimed that was his attempt to discredit her.
Other aides have said that the 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,” Kim said Tuesday. “A number of them endured both. None of them welcomed it. And all of them found it disturbing, humiliating, uncomfortable and inappropriate.”
Oh my goodness. I knew this guy was a creep, but never thought it was this disgusting.
It will be a complete insult and embarrassment to our entire country and every woman on the planet if Cuomo doesn’t resign by the end of the day.
How can this man possibly stay in a position of power if his own state’s attorney general had him investigated and deemed him to be basically guilty of sexual harassment.
Will the victims file a lawsuit? Will they be taken care of and Cuomo kicked out of office?
Will anything happen or will this blow over because Cuomo is a Democrat?