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Biden calls on NY Gov. Cuomo to resign over sexual harassment charge

Biden calls on NY Gov. Cuomo to resign over sexual harassment charge

Washington, Aug 4 (Prensa Latina) New York Governor Andrew Cuomo faced mounting pressure Tuesday to resign, including from President Joe Biden and other onetime Democratic allies, after an investigation found he sexually harassed nearly a dozen women and worked to retaliate against one of his accusers.
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The Democratic politician rejected the result of a probe by the NY Attorney General Letitia James, in which 11 women indicted Gov. Cuomo for acting inappropriately.

The investigation found that Cuomo sexually harassed 11 women current and former state employees — one of whom is a New York State trooper. It also found the governor and his team retaliated against a former employee for coming forward. The investigators detailed in graphic terms instances of harassment they say Cuomo perpetuated, including making sexual comments and grabbing women.

Cuomo disagreed with those statements and in a speech posted on Twitter he showed footage of him kissing people on their cheek to suggest that he did not mean anything because of his physical contact with those who surrounded him.

I try to make people feel comfortable, to make them smile, to connect with them and to show them my appreciation and friendship, said Cuomo, who said he now understands the existence of different generational or cultural outlooks.

He stated that his lawyer responded to all accusations in a public document to prove that ‘the facts are far different from what was showed.’

New York Democratic lawmakers called for his resignation in light of the new information, considering his behavior as ‘unacceptable.’

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