US Bill De Blasio Calls AG Harassment Report on N.Y. Governor Andrew Cuomo 'Very Troubling'
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Tuesday that the New York attorney general's harassment report on Governoris "very troubling."
During a press briefing, de Blasio was asked about the recent report released by New York Attorney General Letitia James and in response he said that it represents behaviors that are "unacceptable. Unacceptable for anyone, let alone a public servant."
He continued, "I've been very clear about the fact that what we've seen is disqualifying. I'll look at this report and have more to say, but [it's] very, very troubling and painful to hear that accounting of a powerful person treating people that way."
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De Blasio's comments come shortly after the harassment report against Cuomo was announced by James during a press conference.
"The independent investigation has concluded that Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women, and in doing so violated federal and state law," James said during the press conference.
According to James, the investigation into the governor's misconduct found that he "sexually harassed" several New York state employees, including actions such as "unwelcome and non consensual touching and making numerous offensive comments of a suggestive sexual nature, that created a hostile work environment for women."
Chris Cuomo Resign Calls Grow Over Role Advising Brother on Harassment Allegations
The CNN anchor advised his brother Governor Andrew Cuomo on the allegations of sexual harassment, said a report released by the New York attorney general.On Tuesday, New York Attorney General Letitia James announced that an investigation had found that Andrew Cuomo violated several federal and state laws and created a hostile work environment by sexually harassing several employees.
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Cuomo resigns after inquiry finds he harassed women .
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) on Tuesday announced his resignation, an abrupt about-face that capped off six months during which accusations of sexual harassment and bungling his state's coronavirus pandemic response racked up.Cuomo said during a press conference he would formally leave office in two weeks and hand the reins to Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul (D).But he remained defiant. Rather than say he was leaving based on the merits of the allegations against him from 11 women, detailed in a report from state Attorney General Letitia James (D), the governor said he didn't want to be a distraction to ongoing business in Albany.