Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women, investigation finds

Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women, investigation finds
The attorney general of New York announced the completed investigation into Andrew Cuomo found he sexually harassed current and former employees.

The attorney general of New York announced the completed investigation into Andrew Cuomo found he sexually harassed current and former employees.

The findings come after a five-month investigation into allegations from multiple women, which Mr Cuomo has repeatedly denied. Die Onafhanklike has reached out to the governor’s office for a response to the report’s findings.

At a press conference to announce the conclusion of the probe, AG Letitia James said the harassment of “multiple women” created a hostile work environment and violated state and federal laws.

“Specifically, the investigation found that Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed current and former New York State employees by engaging in unwelcome and nonconsensual touching and making numerous offensive comments of a suggestive sexual nature, that created a hostile work environment for women," sy het gese.

She said the women, many of whom were young, experienced unwanted groping, kisses, drukkies, and inappropriate comments, and that they were not isolated incidents but were rather part of a pattern, which also included a woman outside of government.

Die 165-bladsy report also found that Mr Cuomo and senior staffed retaliated against a former employee who accused him of wrongdoing.

The probe appeared to confirm reporting from the Inwoner van New York that Mr Cuomo’s team leaked the confidential records of former staffer Lindsey Boylan, who accused the governor of kissing her and going out of his way to touch her lower back, arms and legs.

Following Ms Boylan’s allegations in late February multiple women came out with similar stories. Mr Cuomo’s former executive assistant, Charlotte Bennett, told The New York Times that the governor made sexual overtures.

Mr Cuomo requested the attorney generals office investigate after eight women made allegations of improper behavior. While he has apologized for making anyone feel uncomfortable or saying comments that wereinsensitive or too personal”, he has repeatedly denied any allegations of wrongdoing.

The findings come on the heels of a Tye report that Mr Cuomo was grilled for 11 hours in a videotaped interview in July.

There were tense moments during the interview, with the governor questioning the independence of an investigator, Joon H Kim, over previous investigations he has conducted into the governor and his allies, die Tye gesê.

This is a developing story.

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