Research: New York Governor Cuomo harassed women

Andrew Cuomo, the governor of New York, has sexually harassed women for years. That conclusion is drawn in an investigation commissioned by Justice Minister Letitia James of the State of New York. She concludes that Cuomo has violated numerous laws. Cuomo maintains he didnt do anything wrong.

James investigated 63-year-old Cuomo in March, who was accused by women, especially former employees, of impurities and other unwanted harassment. The Democratic politician denied and refused to resign despite many calls. Cuomo enjoyed nationwide fame for his corona performances at CNN, where his brother Chris also works and is a presenter.

Cuomo sexually harassed women from 2013 to 2020, researchers note. They said they were sexual harassment, unwanted and inappropriate groping, kissing, cuddling and comments that alleged victims called deeply humiliating, uncomfortable, offensive or inappropriate.

Toxic workplace

The office became a toxic workplace where a climate of fear prevailed in the report. Retaliatory measures were taken against at least one former worker who came out with her story.

The researchers spoke to 179 people and viewed more than 74,000 documents, emails and images. They also spoke to Cuomo, who answered the questions. He denied the most serious allegations, but he also often said he didnt remember incidents. According to the researchers, this is in strong contrast to the detailed and specific statements made by the complainants, and reports from others who have experienced Cuomos behavior closely.

The facts are very different from how they were portrayed, Cuomo said Tuesday in an almost 15 minute response. He never claims to have touched anyone inappropriately or made inappropriate sexual remarks. Thats just not who I am. He says on his website to refute all allegations.

Lindsey Boylan, a former official, was the first to accuse Cuomo in December. According to her, he kissed her in his office on his lips in 2018 and asked her to play strip poker with him.

Not only is there a judicial investigation into Cuomo, the state of New Yorks parliament is investigating whether the governor can be deported. Cuomo is working on his third term of office.