Earlier, two former subordinates of Andrew Cuomo said he sexually harassed them, and a third woman accused the governor of inappropriate behavior.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo apologized in light of the sexual harassment allegations but stressed that he does not intend to leave his post early.
“I’m not going to resign,” he said at a news conference broadcast on the governor’s website. “I work in the interests of the people of the state of New York; they elected me. And I will serve the people of New York State,” Cuomo added. He stated that the authorities of the state face serious challenges. These include the fight against the new coronavirus pandemic, recovery from the economic crisis, and mass vaccination.
Speaking about the women who have accused him of sexual harassment, Cuomo stressed that he now understands that he “behaved in a way that made other people uncomfortable.” “It was unintentional, and I deeply and sincerely apologize for that,” he concluded.
Earlier, two former Cuomo subordinates – Charlotte Bennett and Lindsey Boylan – alleged that he sexually harassed them. A third woman, Anna Rukh, accused the governor of inappropriate behavior.
This is not the first high-profile scandal in recent months in which the governor is involved. Earlier, the US federal authorities and the prosecutor’s office of the New York district of Brooklyn opened an investigation into the Cuomo administration, suspected of concealing the true number of deaths from the effects of infection with the new coronavirus in nursing homes in the state in the spring and summer of last year.