Sexual Harassment

Democratic N.Y. State Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins
Mike Groll / AP

New York State Legislative leaders have announced agreement on a bill to curb Governor Andrew Cuomo’s emergency powers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The measure comes as Cuomo is embroiled in two scandals, over his nursing home policies during the coronavirus, and accusations of sexually harassing former staffers.

Calls For Cuomo’s Resignation Mount As 3rd Accuser Emerges

Mar 2, 2021
N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo
Mike Groll / Office of N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Calls for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s resignation intensified late Monday after a third woman accused him of offensive behavior, saying he’d touched her face and back and asked to kiss her moments after they met at a wedding reception.

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

State Attorney General Letitia James said she’s received from Governor Andrew Cuomo the referral required to investigate him and his office on allegations of sexual harassment from two former aides. The accusations include inappropriate touching, an unsolicited kiss and invitations for sex. One day after Cuomo offered his response to the charges, many elected officials, both Democrats and Republicans, said they don’t buy it.

Huntington Town Supervisor Chad Lupinacci
J.D. Allen / WSHU Public Radio

Following an investigation into sexual harassment and assault allegations, Huntington Town Supervisor Chad Lupinacci on Long Island will not run for reelection this coming November.

Second Former Aide Accuses Cuomo Of Sexual Harassment

Feb 27, 2021
N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo
Kevin P. Coughlin / Office of New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has been accused by a second former aide of sexual harassment, prompting both leaders from the state Legislature to support an independent investigation of the incident, with the three-term governor offering up his own review.