Sexual Harassment

The New York Capitol Building in Albany
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The New York state Senate approved a measure this week to allow adult survivors of sexual harassment and assault to bring their abusers to court. Advocates hailed the action, but said they are increasingly frustrated and “alarmed” over the state Assembly's failure to act on the bill and on other anti-sexual harassment measures.

The New York Capitol Building in Albany
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The New York State Senate approved anti-sexual harassment measures this week that extend protections to top staff in the governor’s office as well as for employees of other elected officials.

N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo
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A new poll finds that while Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s popularity has waned since he’s been embroiled in a number of scandals, including allegations of sexual harassment, more New Yorkers believe the embattled governor should hang on than think he should resign.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks at a vaccination site in New York on March 8, 2021.
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It’s been over two months since New York Attorney General Letitia James began investigating multiple allegations of sexual harassment against Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo at a Feb. 22, 2021, press briefing.
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Governor Andrew Cuomo fueled new controversy this week over sexual harassment allegations against him, when he sought to redefine the definition of sexual harassment in state law.