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Cuomo harassed multiple women, says ny attorney general


An investigation by the New York Attorney General's Office into the sexual harassment allegations against Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo found that the president sexually harassed several women, Attorney General Letitia James announced Tuesday.

Cuomo sexually harassed several women, says Prosecutor 6:03

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The New York Attorney General's Office investigation into the sexual harassment allegations against Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo found that the president sexually harassed multiple women, Attorney General Letitia James announced Tuesday.

The bureau found that Cuomo harassed current and former state employees, as well as several women outside of state government, James said, as the bureau released a lengthy report on the investigation.

Cuomo has repeatedly denied these allegations.

James said Tuesday that his investigation found that Cuomo engaged in "unwanted and non-consensual touching" and made comments of a "suggestive" sexual nature.

In addition, it maintained that the conduct created a "hostile work environment for women."


Investigators spoke to 179 people and reviewed 74,000 pieces of evidence, James said.

That evidence painted a "deeply disturbing but clear picture," he added.

The investigation into allegations of sexual harassment is one of several that the state attorney general's office has launched against Cuomo and his inner circle, as a political storm has swept through the governor in recent months.

The controversies that have revolved around Cuomo are a far cry from the acclaim he received at the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

In January, James released a report of his review of how his administration handled nursing home deaths during the Covid-19 outbreak.

The investigation found that his administration underestimated the deaths of residents in those places by about 50 percent.

Additionally, James is investigating whether Cuomo used official resources to write and launch his book, "American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the Covid-19 Pandemic."

Cuomo has denied allegations of touching someone inappropriately.

However, he issued a statement in February acknowledging that some of his workplace comments "may have been insensitive or too personal."

In his statement he said he felt "really sorry" for those statements that could have been interpreted "as unwanted flirting."

The backlash has included the New York Democratic Legislature, where lawmakers revoked some of Cuomo's temporary emergency powers and launched an impeachment inquiry.

Source: cnnespanol

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