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World NY gov apologises, won’t resign over sexual harassment claims

09:36  06 march  2021
09:36  06 march  2021 Source:   aljazeera.com

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday that he would not resign over several allegations of sexual harassment by young women and instead offered an apology and a willingness to "fully cooperate" with an investigation into his conduct. Cuomo's public profile and his popularity rose last year when New York was the epicentre of the Covid-19 pandemic in the US, and he began conducting daily televised coronavirus updates. His reassuring attitude won him favour among New Yorkers who during state wide lockdowns were glued to his lengthy news conferences, during which

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday that he will not resign over several allegations of sexual harassment by young women and instead offered an apology and a willingness to “fully cooperate” with an investigation into his conduct.

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“I’m not going to resign,” he said during a news conference and argued that calls for his resignation were politically motivated.

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New York Gov . Andrew Cuomo has apologized , but refused to resign , after three women accused him of sexual harassment . An investigation into the allegations has been launched and it could deliver a fatal blow to his career.

New York Gov . Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday insisted that he will not resign as sexual harassment accusations have mounted against him in the last week. He also apologized again for making women feel uncomfortable and said he was “embarrassed” by his behavior — but denied touching anyone inappropriately. “I fully support a woman’s right to come forward,” Cuomo said at the end of a coronavirus briefing. “And I think it should be encouraged in every way. I now understand that I acted in a way that made people feel uncomfortable.

Cuomo’s public profile and his popularity rose last year when New York was the epicentre of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, and he began conducting daily televised coronavirus updates.

His reassuring attitude won him favour among New Yorkers who during statewide lockdowns were glued to his lengthy news conferences, during which he talked about the virus, politics and his family.

In November, he won an Emmy award.

But in recent weeks, his administration has been engulfed in a series of scandals.

Two women, Lindsey Boylan and Charlotte Bennett, who previously worked in his administration, have accused him of sexual misconduct.

And on March 1, a third woman, Anna Ruch, 33, whom he had never met before, accused him of making unwanted sexual advances during a wedding. A picture emerged of Cuomo, who is 63, touching her face.

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New York Gov . Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday publicly addressed the claims of sexual harassment against him, apologizing for "I'm not going to resign ." After delivering a lengthy briefing on the state of pandemic, Cuomo turned his attention to three allegations of harassment he faces.

The New York Democrat is under fire for accusations of sexual misconduct and mishandling nursing homes during the pandemic, then covering up deaths. Andrew Cuomo apologized for making women feel uncomfortable while insisting he never “touched anyone inappropriately.” Cuomo, a Democrat, said, “I never knew at the time that I was making anyone feel uncomfortable and I certainly never, ever meant to offend anyone or hurt anyone or cause anyone any pain.

“You can go find hundreds of pictures of me kissing people, men, women – it is my usual and customary way of greeting,” Cuomo claimed.

But he added that he felt “awful” and “embarrassed” by the allegations.

“I didn’t know at the time I was making her feel uncomfortable. However, what I also understand is, it doesn’t matter, it doesn’t matter my intent, what matters is, if anybody was offended by it,” he said. “[I]f they were offended by it, I apologise and if they were hurt by it, I apologise and if they felt pain from it, I apologise, I apologise.”

Following the news conference, Boylan responded to Cuomo and said his claim that he was unaware he was making female staff feel uncomfortable in the workplace makes him unfit for office.

“How can New Yorkers trust you to lead our state if you ‘don’t know’ when you’ve been inappropriate with your own staff?” she wrote in a tweet.

New York Attorney General Letitia James announced the investigation into the harassment claims, and that independent investigators will lead the effort.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo addressed the sexual harassment allegations against him for the first time. CBS News senior White House and political correspondent Ed O'Keefe joined CBSN to discuss what this could mean for Cuomo's political future. And he said he will continue doing the work that he's been doing and has no intention of resigning . I find it notable he was asked there by a Syracuse area radio reporter who specifically are you apologizing to, and he only mentioned one of the three accusers, the woman who works in his office, Charlotte Bennett, the 25-year-old who made the

Another ex-aide has accused New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, already facing allegations of sexual harassment , of improper advances. Charlotte Bennett, 25, said he asked about her sex life and whether she ever dated an ‘older man.’ She told the Times that she decided not to insist on an investigation into her former boss at the time, as she wanted to leave the experience behind. However, Bennett eventually resigned from her position and moved to another state, saying that her hope that she would “have distance” from Cuomo was dashed.

The allegations come following scrutiny over his handling of the coronavirus in nursing homes, with accusations that his administration undercounted deaths in nursing homes and implemented policies that may have caused even more deaths.

A federal probe has been launched into the issue.

Calls for his resignation and appeals for an investigation into his behaviour came even from members of his own party. At least 25 Democratic officials have publicly called for his resignation, according to a list compiled by NBC.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, who often publicly spars with Cuomo, told CNN on Monday, “If these allegations, if these charges are proven, there’s just no way he can govern.”

Cuomo maintained that he would not succumb to such calls.

“Some politicians will always play politics, that’s the nature of the beast,” Cuomo said. “I wasn’t elected by politicians, I was elected by the people of the state of New York.”

Cuomo won’t resign over harassment allegations as calls mount .
Progressive and moderate Democrats call for the New York governor to step down as more women come forward.“What is alleged, did not happen,” Cuomo said during a news conference on Friday afternoon. “I’ve not had a sexual relationship that was inappropriate, period.

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