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The New York governor has called for his resignation after allegations of sexual harassment were confirmed

In a televised comment on August 3, 2021, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Joe Biden has called on New York State Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo to step down. “I think he should resign”, The U.S. president said Tuesday (August 3). The appeal comes after an independent judicial report was released this morning alleging the 63-year-old governor had been sexually harassed, which he immediately denied.

The governor has sexually harassed many current and former New York state employees, including, among others, an unwelcome and dissenting touch, and has issued a number of offensive comments about a suggestive and sexual nature that has created a hostile work environment. Women “, Write two authors, former federal lawyer Jun Kim and lawyer Anne Clark who specialize in issues of discrimination in the workplace.

The latter adds to it “The culture of the governor’s office – a culture of fear and intimidation, while normalizing the governor’s frequent flirtations and sexual views – contributed to the conditions of sexual harassment and longevity.”.

Eleven women and 179 witnesses

The grievances of the eleven women were confirmed by 179 witnesses in a 168-page report. Mr. Cuomo had been listening for a long time in mid-July. Most of the facts are already known from this winter. Her first accused was former economic adviser Lindsay Boylan: according to her, the governor kissed her on the mouth without asking and suggested she play with him. “Piece Poker” When traveling by air.

At the press conference where the report was issued, New York attorney Lydia James noted that these acts were carried out. “Violation of federal and state laws”. However, she denied that she was being prosecuted – “Our work is done” –, Believing that other bodies can function. In the state capital, Albany, a local lawyer opened a criminal investigation, which was considered complicated.

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On the political side, Carl Heisty, chairman of the New York State House of Representatives, wants to complete an indictment quickly. Two Democratic state senators, Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, have previously called for Mr Cumomo’s resignation this winter. “Deep confusion, irrelevant and completely unacceptable”. The senators told them “Continue to believe the governor should resign”.

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