New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Faces Fresh Calls for Resignation After Sexual Harassment Inquiry

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has once again faced calls to resign on Aug. 3 after a report found that he sexually harassed multiple women.

The state investigation conducted by New York Attorney General Letitia James’ Office found that Cuomo sexually harassed 11 women by “unwelcome and unwanted touching” and by making “numerous offensive and sexually suggestive comments” in violation of state and federal law.

The 165-page report detailed several alleged sexual harassment incidents, which include “intentional touching and grabbing of private parts, including the butt and the breast.”

Announcing the findings in a press conference, James said that the five-month investigation revealed a “deeply disturbing yet clear picture” of what she called a “toxic workplace” and a “climate of fear” created by Cuomo.

The findings sparked demands of Cuomo’s resignation from his fellow Democrats, including President Joe Biden and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

While noting that he has not yet read the report, Biden said Cuomo should resign, reiterating what he previously told ABC News.

In a statement, Pelosi called on Cuomo to resign out of “respect for the office he holds.”

Albany County District Attorney David Soares said in a statement on Twitter that his office “will be formally requesting investigative materials” obtained by James’ office and that they will “welcome any victim to contact our office.”

However, Cuomo denied the allegations in a video address and made it clear that he was not going to resign.

“I want you to know directly from me that I never touched anyone inappropriately or made inappropriate sexual advances,” Cuomo said.

Cuomo first faced calls to resign in February and March when two former aides accused him of sexual harassment in the workplace, which was then followed by other women coming forward.


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