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World Cuomo faces new accuser as aide alleges groping incident in governor's mansion

13:23  11 march  2021
13:23  11 march  2021 Source:   foxnews.com

America’s Andrew Cuomo Problem

  America’s Andrew Cuomo Problem Why was the New York governor’s reckoning so long in coming?But which myth? Is he Icarus, flying too close to the sun in his premature attempt to claim credit for New York’s public-health prowess, only to have his wings melted by the heat of scandal? Is he Oedipus, brought low by his determination to eclipse his father? Or is he simply Zeus, a powerful man prone to wrathful outbursts and sexual misconduct?

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Cuomo faces new accuser as aide alleges groping incident at governor's mansion: report

A female aide alleges New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo aggressively groped her in a sexual manner after she was summoned to the governor’s mansion last year, a person familiar with the woman’s claims reportedly said.

The staff member had been called to the mansion to help Cuomo with phone troubles. They were alone in his private residence, and he shut the door, reached under her blouse and groped her, according to the source.

The woman is much younger than the governor, according to the source, who is not authorized to comment publicly. The aide told Cuomo to stop when he reached under her blouse. The woman reportedly said the governor frequently flirted with her and it wasn’t the only time he touched her.

Cuomo Accuser Charlotte Bennett's Lawyer Says He Lied in Apology: 'New Yorkers Deserve Better'

  Cuomo Accuser Charlotte Bennett's Lawyer Says He Lied in Apology: 'New Yorkers Deserve Better' Debra Katz, attorney for one three woman to recently accuse New York Governor Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment, reportedly said that the governor's apology during a press conference on Wednesday was "full of falsehoods and inaccurate information."The lawyer for Charlotte Bennett, the second of three women to come forward with allegations against Cuomo over the past week, reportedly said that the Democratic governor's statements were "not accurate" while predicting that an investigation would reveal that officials "failed to act" on the allegations.

Details of the woman's accusation were reported by the Albany Times-Union. The paper wrote an initial report with fewer details Tuesday. Her identity has not been released.

In response to the Times-Union report, Cuomo said in a statement: "As I said yesterday, I have never done anything like this. The details of this report are gut-wrenching. I am not going to speak to the specifics of this or any other allegation given the ongoing review, but I am confident in the result of the attorney general’s report." CLICK HERE FOR MORE ON OUR TOP STORY.

In other developments:

- Andrew Cuomo: 85 New York lawmakers call for governor to either resign or be impeached

- New York lawmakers circulate letter to demand Cuomo's resignation, assemblyman says

Portrait of a Leader Humblebragging

  Portrait of a Leader Humblebragging In October, Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a book-length ode to his leadership style. It has not aged well.The book now looks even more ill-conceived. Since last week, three women have come forward to accuse Cuomo of unwanted sexual advances. Lindsey Boylan, a former Cuomo staffer, alleged that he had “created a culture within his administration where sexual harassment and bullying is so pervasive that it is not only condoned but expected”—and that the governor kissed her against her will while the two were alone in his office.

- Kamala Harris ignores question on Cuomo sexual harassment scandal

- Cuomo's office flooded with protesters demanding Democratic governor's resignation

- CNN, MSNBC both go full 24 hours without on-air mention of Andrew Cuomo's sixth accuser

- New York lawmaker alleges Cuomo 'personally profited' off book deal at height of COVID pandemic

Queen 'privately devastated' by Meghan Markle, Prince Harry's Oprah interview, royal insider says

Queen Elizabeth II is allegedly heartbroken after Meghan Markle and Prince Harry's bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey aired Sunday night.

"The queen, who has never given a formal media interview, is said to be privately devastated by the shocking revelations and the potential damage to the reputation of the Royal Family," royal author Katie Nicholl wrote for Vanity Fair.

"She is also deeply concerned for Prince Philip, who remains in the hospital recovering from a heart procedure," Nicholl added.

Cuomo's Staff Failed to Follow Law by Not Investigating Sex Harassment Claims: Accuser's Lawyer

  Cuomo's Staff Failed to Follow Law by Not Investigating Sex Harassment Claims: Accuser's Lawyer Cuomo's accuser said that his chief of staff and general counsel decided not to investigate her sexual harassment claims because nothing "serious happened," adding, "It was just grooming."Bennett had previously said that on the date in question, Cuomo asked Bennett to turn off a tape recorder she had been using to take dictation in the governor's office. She alleged that he then began propositioning her for sex.

While it’s not known if the reigning monarch watched the interview privately, the 94-year-old was reportedly briefed by palace aides at breakfast earlier this week. CLICK HERE FOR MORE.

In other developments:

- Piers Morgan polarizes Twitter as he doubles down on criticism of Meghan Markle's 'diatribe of bilge'

- Sharon Osbourne addresses Piers Morgan support: 'It's not my opinion'

- What members of the royal family do not get pricey protection?

- Meghan Markle's friend Janina Gavankar says 'emails and texts' support Oprah Winfrey interview claims

Utah mother dies four days after taking second COVID vaccine dose

A 39-year-old Utah mom died just four days after receiving her second dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, according to a report.

Kassidi Kurill, who lived in Ogden, took the second dose on Feb. 1. By Friday evening that week, she was dead, according to KUTV-TV of Salt Lake City, which was the first to report on Kurill’s case.

"She was seemingly healthy as a horse," Kurill’s father, Alfred Hawley, told Fox News. "She had no known underlying conditions."

What Andrew Cuomo's Five Accusers Have Said About His Alleged Sexual Misconduct

  What Andrew Cuomo's Five Accusers Have Said About His Alleged Sexual Misconduct The New York Governor has denied accusations of physically improper conduct. Three former aides and two more women have now made such claims.The claims bring the total of women who have spoken out against Cuomo to five, since Lindsey Boylan first accused the 63-year-old of creating a culture of "sexual harassment and bullying" within his team.

On Tuesday, Kurill’s condition worsened. Her father said she complained that she was drinking fluids by not urinating and had a headache and nausea. By Wednesday, she felt a little better. But on Thursday, her heart began racing and Hawley took her to a hospital.

"They were trying to get her to a point where she was stable enough for a liver transplant. And they just could not get her stable," Hawley said. "She got worse and worse throughout the day. And at nine o’clock, she passed."

Hawley told Fox News an autopsy report is pending. CLICK HERE FOR MORE.

In other developments:

- Trump takes credit for 'China virus' vaccine: 'I hope everyone remembers!'

- Family of Phoenix 911 operator who died files $35M lawsuit: ‘They overworked her’

- House passes landmark $1.9T COVID bill, delivers Biden first legislative win

- Fauci draws backlash for admitting CDC must make 'judgment call' on whether vaccinated people can travel

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Andrew Cuomo Says Resigning Over Harassment Allegations Would Be 'Anti-Democratic'

  Andrew Cuomo Says Resigning Over Harassment Allegations Would Be 'Anti-Democratic' "There is no way I resign," the embattled New York governor told reporters on Sunday amid mounting pressure.Five women have come forward publicly to accuse the Democratic governor of sexual harassment or inappropriate workplace behavior. The first was Lindsey Boylan, a former Deputy Secretary for Economic Development and Special Advisor in the Cuomo administration, who accused the governor in December of sexually harassing her when she worked for him.

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SOME PARTING WORDS

Tucker Carlson took a closer look Wednesday at former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin's murder trial in the George Floyd case.

"On one level, this trial is a local crime story, one of many unfolding right now. But, of course, it’s also incalculably more than that," Carlson said on "Tucker Carlson Tonight." "The death of George Floyd changed the United States profoundly and forever.

"George Floyd wasn’t simply an individual, he was every African-American in the country. Derek Chauvin wasn’t just a cop, he was a physical embodiment of America’s institutions. When Chauvin murdered George Floyd, he was doing to one man what our country has done to all African-Americans. George Floyd was murdered because he was Black – that’s what they told us. They demanded that we believe that."

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Andrew Cuomo's Last Chance Is Exculpatory Investigation After Joe Biden Throws Lifeline .
The president said he wants to see what a probe into the New York governor "brings us" when asked whether Andrew Cuomo should resign from his position.Cuomo has faced pressure to walk from his post amid allegations of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior made by several women.

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