New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is under fire as two female former aides accused him of unwanted advances while male aides have come forward with claims of hostile work conditions. It has renewed calls for his resignation.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is facing new accusations of inappropriate conduct and sexual harassment.
- Former aide Ana Lis told the Wall Street Journal Cuomo made inappropriate remarks and touched her inappropriately without invitation while working in his office.
- Another former Cuomo employee, Karen Hinton, alleged Cuomo, who was a member of the Clinton administration at the time, made “inappropriate” physical contact in a hotel room with her in which “she could physically feel he was sexually aroused.”
- Cuomo’s office has denied the fresh allegations, calling Hinton “a known antagonist” who is trying to “score cheap points with made-up allegations.”
- Reports have surfaced of belittling behavior toward male staffers as well, as two male aides have publicly said Cuomo “routinely berated them with explicit language.”
- The Albany Times Union newspaper has called for Cuomo’s resignation.
- Andrea Butler wrote in the Bangor Daily News that the Cuomo accusations are a prime example of why politicians should not be worshipped or idolized, referencing the adoration the left and media heaped on Cuomo during the height of the coronavirus pandemic.
- Huffington Post provided a brief report on the entirety of the story, calling the allegations “uncomfortable encounters” in their headline while waiting until the end of the report to mention most former Cuomo staffers contacted refused to go on the record for fear of reprisal.
- The New York Times reported on the Cuomo administration’s lack of strategy in publicly and privately dealing with the sexual harassment allegations, juxtaposing it to his rapid-response actions when reports about nursing home Covid deaths re-surfaced.
- The New York Post reveled in the “silence” from New York’s state government Democrat leaders after the fourth and fifth accusers came forward, highlighting the State Senate majority leader’s own words that Cuomo should resign if a fourth accuser comes forward.
- The Wall Street Journal broke Ana Liss’ allegations on Saturday, including Cuomo’s response to her claims by saying the press has seen Governor Cuomo kiss men and women during the decade and a half they have covered him, ending with Cuomo senior advisor saying “that’s what people in politics do.”
- Newsmax reported on a new detail in Charlotte Bennett’s accusation, uncovered in a CBS News interview, in which Bennett, who is 40 years Cuomo’s junior, was told to “find him a girlfriend.”
© Dallas Gerber, 2021