By: Teddy Grant
UPDATE: 8/3/2021 1:30 p.m.
Gov. Cuomo denied all wrongdoing in a live video statement following an explosive report from New York’s attorney general’s office.
“The facts are much different than what has been portrayed,” he said. “I never touched anybody inappropriately …or made inappropriate sexual advances.”
During his statement, Cuomo shared a montage of pictures of him kissing both men and women.
“I do kiss people on the forehead, I do kiss people on the cheek; I do embrace people,” Cuomo said. “I now understand that there are generational or cultural perspectives that, frankly, I hadn’t fully appreciated and I have learned from this.”
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed several women, including an employee who he retaliated against for making a public complaint, New York’s Attorney General Letitia James announced at a press conference on Tuesday.
The office said that Cuomo violated state and federal law.
“Specifically, we find that the Governor sexually harassed a number of current and former New York State employees by, among other things, engaging in unwelcome and nonconsensual touching, as well as making numerous offensive comments of a suggestive and sexual nature that created a hostile work environment for women,” the bombshell report reads.
Cuomo was interviewed by investigators from the state attorney’s office two weeks ago for 11 hours, according to CNBC.
The governor has denied the allegations but had apologized for making women feel uncomfortable.
“I never harassed anyone, I never assaulted anyone, I never abused anyone,” Cuomo said in March.
This is a developing story