Former governor committed sexual harassment, says NY congressman report

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Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been involved in several instances of sexual harassment and has not been fully transparent about the number of deaths by Covid-19 in nursing homes across the state.

These were the results of the investigation presented by state legislators this Monday (22).

“This has been a deeply sad chapter of New York history,” said State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, who in March asked the House Judiciary Committee to investigate allegations against Cuomo.

In a statement issued on Monday, a spokesman for Cuomo called the report “revisionist” and said the former governor’s team did not have the opportunity to analyze the Assembly’s evidence.

Cuomo has previously denied any wrongdoing, but in August, when he resigned, he said he accepted “full responsibility” for what he called clumsy attempts to be affectionate or good-natured.

Initially, Heastie asked the judiciary committee to determine whether Cuomo should be removed from office after two women who worked for him went public with complaints of sexual harassment.

Cuomo resigned after the release of a report by New York Attorney General Letitia James, which concluded that the then governor violated federal and state laws by sexually harassing women who report to him.

Shortly after the resignation, his successor, Kathy Hochul, revealed that 12,000 more people died by Covid-19 in the state than reported by Cuomo.

Reference: CNN Brasil

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