Andrew M. Cuomo has made some revelations on Sunday regarding the allegations
of sexual harassment. He acknowledged that he may have made inappropriate
remarks in the past and accepted that he doesn’t know where to draw a line and
He accepted that he made certain remarks in the past that
were politically incorrect and could be interpreted as flirtatious.
63, said that he does have a habit of teasing people and digging out their
personal lives and relationships. After revealing his deeds, he acknowledged
that his interactions were insensitive and invades personal space of his
further accepted that he misused his position and power and made others feel
uncomfortable. He ended his statement with an apology and explained that he understands
that he was wrong.
response of New York’s governor gives insight into how serious Ms. Bennett’s
accusations were. His former aide wrote a letter last week in which she gave
details of her experience and the damage it caused to her mental health.
Cuomo – known for his leadership during the pandemic – said that an independent
investigation will be started on his behavior. Initially, he had elected
Letitia James and Janet DiFiore to investigate his case, which received a lot
of criticism. Since then Ms. James had rejected the proposition.
Sunday night, Cuomo said that he would subpoena power to anyone who Ms. James
delegates the investigation to. After Ms. Bennett published the essay, she has
been seen giving several interviews regarding the sexual harassment
allegations. She revealed that Cuomo once asked her to share elements of her
sex life – whether or not she practiced monogamy and if she’s ever slept with
incident about which she spoke was of him talking about his pleasures in dating
women in their 20s. She even went out to say that the governor used to complain
about being lonely and that he was looking for a girlfriend and making sexual
advances at her.
“I understood that the governor wanted to sleep
with me, and felt horribly uncomfortable and scared. And was wondering how I
was going to get out of it and assumed it was the end of my job.” – Bennett, 25, said.
Cuomo acknowledges that questions have been raised regarding his past
interactions with people in the office. However, he claims that it was never
the intention. He insisted that he has never inappropriately touched anyone or
made unwarranted advances.
these explanations, a lot of Democratic politicians, like Senator Chuck Schumer,
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Kirsten Gillibrand, are not convinced and they
demand a proper investigation.
fact, it wouldn’t be wrong to say that politicians from both parties are
outraged and are gambling their way through this precarious situation. Some are
calling for an impeachment whereas others want a clear-cut resignation.
federal investigation is a must now that Ms. Bennett’s testimony has touched a nerve
of women in the workforce. Right at the brink of #MeToo movement, Cuomo has
ironically singed a legislation claiming that he wanted to protect and honor
women. He was to honor those who have suffered pain and humiliation due to
his 2019 interview, he has said that people need to honor the women who find
the courage to come forward and share their story. And so on Sunday night, he
urged people not to call Ms. Bennett and show disapproval of her account.
Vladimir – founder of Sexual Harassment Working Group – wants the governor to
resign and claimed that he possesses bullying tendencies.
said: “It’s not two separate sets of
allegations. It is two examples of longstanding abuse, harassment, retaliation
and the culture of a hostile work environment.”
actually strange to see Cuomo offers apology because if he was so sure of his
behavior Andrew Cuomo wouldn’t apologize to Charlotte Bennett. This means that
the sex harassment case has some truth to it and not only should Cuomo
apologize but he should also resign.
you expect the Gov. Cuomo Apologizes?
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