New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday said during a phone call with reporters he would not resign.
“I’m not going to resign because of allegations,” Cuomo told reporters Sunday. “The premise of resigning because of allegations is actually anti-democratic.”
State leaders across the U.S. responded to calls for New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s resignation on Sunday, as he told reporters “there’s no way” he will step down despite the growing number of sexual misconduct allegations against him.
Five women have now accused Cuomo of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior. Their allegations compounded the controversy already surrounding New York’s governor after reports indicated that he intentionally undercounted COVID-19 deaths among residents of long-term care facilities during the earlier part of the pandemic.
The first was Lindsey Boylan, a former Deputy Secretary for Economic Development and Special Advisor in the Cuomo administration, who accused the governor in December of sexually harassing her when she worked for him.
Days after initially accusing New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment, former aide Charlotte Bennett is going into further detail about her account.
Bennett came forward in an interview published with The New York Times over the weekend, alleging that Cuomo, 63, harassed her last year while she was serving as an executive assistant and health policy adviser in the governor’s administration last year.
One of the women accusing New York Governor Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment is speaking on camera for the first time.
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