Sexual Harassment

N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo
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A sixth woman has come forward and accused New York Governor Andrew Cuomo of misconduct. The Albany Times Union reports that the woman said Cuomo inappropriately touched her when she was summoned to the executive mansion for a work assignment.

Joon H. Kim, who was acting U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, speaks to reporters during a news conference in New York on Dec. 12, 2017.
Seth Wenig / Associated Press

Allegations of sexual harassment recently made against Gov. Andrew Cuomo will be investigated by a pair of attorneys from the private sector, including a former federal prosecutor who oversaw a public corruption case involving a former top aide to the governor.

Democratic N.Y. State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins
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The leader of the New York State Senate, Andrea Stewart-Cousins, is calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo to resign, and the Assembly Speaker said the governor should consider voluntarily stepping down, after two new allegations of inappropriate behavior from more women over the weekend. But Cuomo said he has no plans to voluntarily leave office, and he said he has too much important work to do to let the accusations “distract” him.

N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo at a Feb. 22, 2021, press briefing.
Seth Wenig / Associated Press

The New York state Legislature is voting to end Governor Andrew Cuomo’s emergency powers granted to him during COVID-19 as the governor faces new developments on two controversies: sexual harassment charges and his handling of nursing homes during the pandemic.

In this image taken from video from the Office of the N.Y. Governor, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference, Wednesday, March 3, 2021, in Albany, N.Y.
Office of the N.Y. Governor

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for the first time publicly addressed sexual harassment accusations against him, saying he did not intend to make anyone uncomfortable and that he is truly sorry. Many are calling for his resignation, including some members of Cuomo’s own Democratic party, but the governor said he’s not leaving.