New York Governor Andrew Cuomo harassed women: probe

Published August 4, 2021
In this file photo taken on May 10, New York Gov Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference in New York City. — AFP
In this file photo taken on May 10, New York Gov Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference in New York City. — AFP

NEW YORK: A five-month investigation has found that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women in violation of federal and state law, creating a “climate of fear” within his office, the state’s attorney general said on Tuesday.

The independent inquiry showed that Cuomo engaged in “inappropriate behavior” with a total of 11 women, Letitia James told a news briefing, adding that the Democratic governor’s office had become a “toxic workplace” that enabled harassment to occur.

The findings, detailed in a scathing 168-page report, could deal a devastating blow to Cuomo’s political future and hinder his administration, although the probe was civil in nature and will not directly lead to any criminal charges against him.

Published in Dawn, August 4th, 2021

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