World What CNN's Chris Cuomo Has Said About the Andrew Cuomo Allegations
Karen Hinton, Ex-Cuomo Aide, Corroborates Lindsey Boylan's Account of Governor's Bullying
"Day to day, he made me feel as if I were no good at my job and thus totally dependent on him to keep it. In Cuomo's world—and he would never admit this even to himself—working for him is like a 1950′s version of marriage," Hinton wrote in an op-ed.In an op-ed published in the New York Daily News, Hinton described Cuomo as a "bully" who exercised "total control," and made disparaging comments toward her.
CNN's Chris Cuomo has addressed the sexual harassment allegations around his brother, New York governor Andrew Cuomo, while informing viewers he will not be covering the the claims.
Chris Cuomo says he is "obviously" aware of the allegations which have engulfed his brother, who is now accused of inappropriate sexual behavior by three woman, but he has recused himself from reporting on the governor.
NY Democratic Officials Call for Cuomo's Resignation Following 2nd Sexual Harassment Allegation
At least two Democratic members of New York's state legislature urged the governor to resign on Saturday, while others insisted that an independent investigation investigate his alleged conduct.Charlotte Bennett, 25, left Cuomo's administration in November after serving as a health policy adviser. Bennett told the Times that the governor asked her if she had ever dated an older man, and said he was open to relationships with women of her age, during her time working in the administration.
"Before we start tonight, let me say something that I'm sure is very obvious to you who watch my show," theanchor said on Monday night.
"And thank you for that you're straight with me. I'll be straight with you.
"Obviously, I'm aware of what's going on with my brother. And obviously, I cannot cover it because he is my brother. Now, of course, CNN has to cover it. They have covered it extensively, and they will continue to do so.
"I have always cared very deeply about these issues, and profoundly. So I just wanted to tell you that there's a lot of news going on that matters also. So let's get after that."
>> @ChrisCuomo at the top of @CuomoPrimeTime tonight: "Obviously I am aware of what is going on with my brother. And obviously I cannot cover it because he is my brother. Now, of course CNN has to cover it. They have covered it extensively and they will continue to do so." pic.twitter.com/G49mZYTG4D
AOC Says Andrew Cuomo Impeachment Shouldn't Be Ruled Out
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has faced allegations of sexual assault, bullying, and hiding the true number of COVID-related deaths in state care homes. Over the weekend, a second former aide of Cuomo's came forward with accusations that he sexually harassed her.Charlotte Bennett, a health policy adviser to Cuomo until November, told The New York Times that he had harassed her last year. Another former aide, Lindsey Boylan, has also accused the governor of sexual harassment.On his talk show, Hasan asked Ocasio-Cortez at what point does Cuomo's behaviour become "untenable.— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) March 2, 2021
from covering the allegations against the New York Governor that his administration underreported the number of COVID-19 deaths in the state's nursing homes.
Andrew Cuomo is accused of sexual harassment by two former aides and a third woman who claims he grabbed and kissed at a wedding in 2019. He denies the allegations.
of inappropriate behavior in December. In a lengthy Medium post, she claimed he gave an unwanted kiss and frequently made comments about her appearance,
Boylan accused Cuomo of creating a culture within his administration where "sexual harassment and bullying is so pervasive that it is not only condoned but expected."
, also accused Andrew Cuomo of making inappropriate comments, including asking if she had ever had sex with older men.
Fact Check: Did Cuomo Call For Lawmaker to Resign Amid Sexual Harassment Claims?
As New York Governor Andrew Cuomo faces calls to resign amid sexual harassment allegations, some critics recalled old statements Cuomo made when other lawmakers faced similar accusations.Two former staffers, Charlotte Bennett and Lindsey Boylan, shared experiences with the governor's alleged "pervasive harassment." This includes unflattering comments about the weight of female colleagues, inappropriate questions about romantic and sexual relationships, and nonconsensual physical advances, according to Newsweek.
"I understood that the governor wanted to sleep with me, and felt horribly uncomfortable and scared," Bennett said. "And was wondering how I was going to get out of it and assumed it was the end of my job."
The governor addressed the allegations in a statement on Sunday, when two of the three allegations had been made public.
In it, he denied ever inappropriately touching women and said that he does "tease people in what I think is a good natured way."
"I now understand that my interactions may have been insensitive or too personal and that some of my comments, given my position, made others feel in ways I never intended," Andrew Cuomo said.
"I acknowledge some of the things I have said have been misinterpreted as an unwanted flirtation. To the extent anyone felt that way, I am truly sorry about that.
"To be clear I never inappropriately touched anybody and I never propositioned anybody and I never intended to make anyone feel uncomfortable, but these are allegations that New Yorkers deserve answers to."
Andrew Cuomo Told to Resign by Dozens of New York Elected Officials .
The governor is facing calls to leave his post following accusations of sexual harassment made against him.Five women have made accusations of sexual harassment or inappropriate behavior against Cuomo.