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The governor of New York has “sexually harassed” several women, according to an investigation by the Judiciary.

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo at a press conference, Monday, May 10, 2021

The governor of New York is Democrat Andrew Cuomo “Sexual harassment of many women”It was made public on Tuesday, August 3, by public prosecutor Lydia James, following the results of an independent inquiry called by Justice.

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In March, Mr. The investigation was launched following a formal request from Cumo’s services. When several allegations against the governor were made public, Endangers its administration and its political future. Former Federal Attorney, June H. The lawyer announced that he had chosen to research Kim and Anne Clark, a lawyer who specializes in workplace discrimination issues.

Investigation report, Available online, Mr. Characteristics of cumo inappropriate gestures, “Unwanted Kisses and Hugs”, As well as “Inappropriate comments”. Based on the results of the investigation, the governor and his staff are present “Retaliated against at least one employee for testifying”According to the attorney’s office report.

Andrew Cuomo denies the allegations

“Independent investigation concludes that Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed several women and thus violated federal and state laws.”The prosecutor said that among the victims, noting the presence,“Old and current” State officials.

After that intervention, Mr Cuomo said in a video-recorded intervention from his office that he had denied the allegations. “Above all, I want you to know and hear it out of my mouth: I have never touched someone or made improper sexual progress.”, He reacted, not talking about a possible resignation.

The governor worked to deny the allegations or to put them into perspective, especially as he sometimes mentioned“Kiss people on the forehead, cheek”, Or hugs him and defends himself by making sure he tries “Keep people calm”. “I now understand that there are generational or cultural issues. Obviously, I do not fully understand. I learned from that.”, He added.

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“The report speaks for itself”

MMe James explained that investigators interviewed 179 people, including complainants and local administration staff, the investigation revealed. “Clear and deeply confusing film” About what she called “Climate of Fear”. Most of the victims of Mr Cuomo are young people, he said. “The governor’s executive committee developed a toxic work environment, which made possible a harassing and hostile work environment”, Adds the survey.

When asked if he wanted to resign, he added: “This decision rests with the Governor of the State of New York. The report speaks for itself.” Ten years in office, the 63-year-old governor denied the allegations when they were questioned at length by investigators on July 17.

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Experienced politician, Mr. Cuomo Covit-19 became a person during the epidemic, In the spring of 2020, when New York and its region were at the center of the crisis, many acknowledged his good handling. US President Joe Biden to run for White House

A year later, his condition was weakened by the first allegations of sexual harassment. Lindsay Boylan, a former economic adviser, said the governor kissed her on the mouth without asking and suggested she play with him. “Piece Poker”, While working with him between 2015 and 2018. Then another former collaborator, Charlotte Bennett, said the governor had made progress for her. “Embarrassing” In the spring of 2020.

A few days later, said 33-year-old Anna Ruch, who did not work with him New York Times He had “Shock” She wanted to kiss him against her will at a wedding in 2019. In March, Mr. Mr. Biden. “I think he will probably be prosecuted.”, He added.

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