New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was found to have sexually harassed multiple women, AG Letitia James announced Tuesday morning after a 4-month investigation into the accusations.
According to NY AG Letitia James, Cuomo violated state and federal law.
James said Cuomo harassed current and former state employees and created a hostile work environment.
The 165-page report said Cuomo created a toxic work environment ‘rife with fear and intimidation, and helped enable harassment to occur and created a hostile work environment.’
Mainstream journalists reacted with shock and disgust Tuesday to former media darling New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s, D., reported harassment and groping of 11 women that was laid out in stunning detail by state investigators.
“This press conference and the report are way, way, way more detailed and damning [than] many in press and … Dem operatives expected,” New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman tweeted.
This press conference and the report are way, way, way more detailed and damning that many in press and among Dem operatives expected. What happens now is unclear – ball is in Heastie’s court.
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) August 3, 2021
During a searing press conference, New York Attorney General Letitia James, D., and state investigators said Cuomo had violated state and federal harassment laws, retaliated against an accuser, and led a workplace culture that allowed harassment to persist.
Details included that he groped female state troopers who were in charge of protecting him and engaged in unwanted kissing and touching with former and current state employees. James’ probe included interviews with 179 people and corroborated the allegations, some of which hadn’t come to light until Tuesday.
Investigator Joon Kim describing the workplace culture Gov. Cuomo fostered:
“Words that witnesses have used repeatedly to describe it include: ‘toxic,’ ‘hostile,’ ‘abusive.’ Others used words like ‘fear,’ ‘intimidation,’ ‘bullying,’ ‘vindictive.'” pic.twitter.com/LHzy5ADKmE
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) August 3, 2021
“These details are disturbing,” CBS reporter Kathryn Watson tweeted, while MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell referred to the allegations as “withering.”
These details are disturbing.
— Kathryn Watson (@kathrynw5) August 3, 2021
Liberal columnist and writer Jill Filipovic called the report “stomach-turning” and said Cuomo should resign.
This report is stomach-turning. The size of Cuomo’s ego never fails to surprise me, but he really should resign. https://t.co/99MFjsbri5
— Jill Filipovic (@JillFilipovic) August 3, 2021
“I considered it appropriate to wait until the investigation was concluded to make any judgment on Gov Cuomo. We have the outcome. Cuomo should resign immediately,” TIME columnist and commentator Ian Bremmer tweeted.
I considered it appropriate to wait until the investigation was concluded to make any judgment on Gov Cuomo.
We have the outcome.
Cuomo should resign immediately.
— ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) August 3, 2021
Reporters and pundits at CNN, which has come under fierce criticism for allowing anchor Chris Cuomo to conduct friendly interviews of his brother during the coronavirus pandemic, were also sickened by the details of Cuomo’s alleged actions. Chris Cuomo also privately advised his brother not to resign in the wake of the allegations.
CNN still hasn’t responded to the latest development but an image that we received this morning reveals that Chris Cuomo drafted a statement that Andrew used to cover up his sexual harassment crimes.
The Wrap reported that CNN’s Chris Cuomo testified in the state investigation into his brother, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who was found to have sexually harassed multiple women.
The CNN anchor not only advised his brother, as previously reported but testified in the months-long probe.
“During his testimony, Chris Cuomo explained that there was discussion about remedial measures the Chamber should take in light of the sexual harassment allegations, but some people had taken the position that ‘they should just wait.’ When asked about any remedial measures during his testimony, the Governor testified that the Chamber is ‘talking to people about’ them,”
Single and ready to mingle” has a much darker meaning today
“Single and ready to mingle” has a much darker meaning today pic.twitter.com/JbUdEApLMN
— Jewish Deplorable (@TrumpJew2) August 3, 2021
REMINDER: In March, Joe Biden said Gov. Andrew Cuomo should resign if sexual allegations were confirmed
REMINDER: In March, Joe Biden said Gov. Andrew Cuomo should resign if sexual allegations were confirmed pic.twitter.com/JuIpgLTtde
— America Rising (@AmericaRising) August 3, 2021
This didn’t age well either:
LOL this didn’t age well pic.twitter.com/N0XYJFHMnn
— Jewish Deplorable (@TrumpJew2) August 3, 2021
If CNN has any credibility (they don’t) they must fire him immediately
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