Former New York Gov Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed 13 staffers, Justice Department says

Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo subjected at least 13 female state employees to a “sexually hostile work environment,” according to a settlement agreement reached between the Justice Department and New York State Executive Chamber. The agreement resolves claims of sexual harassment and retaliation against Cuomo, a Democrat, according to a DOJ release on Friday.  The nine-page agreement said Cuomo subjected the female employees to unwelcome, non-consensual sexual contact, “ogling” and gender-based nicknames. His senior staff was aware of the then-governor’s behavior and retaliated against four women,” the settlement states.  BILL MAHER CONFRONTS CUOMO ON NURSING HOME SCANDAL, EX-NY GOV CALLS QUESTIONS ‘MONDAY MORNING QUARTERBACKING’ “The Executive Chamber’s response was designed only to protect Cuomo from further accusations, rather than to protect employees from sexual harassment,” the settlement states.  In a statement, Cuomo’s attorney, Rita Glavin, said he didn’t harass anyone and that the DOJ investigation was based on a “deeply flawed, inaccurate, biased, and misleading report” by New York State Attorney General Letitia James.  “This is nothing more than a political settlement with no investigation,” Glavin said. Cuomo is suing James for documents related to her 2021 investigation into alleged sexual harassment that led to his resignation in August 2021 following her bombshell report of his alleged misdeeds.  FORMER NY GOVERNOR RE-EMERGES AS CRITIC ON DEMS’ FAR-LEFT POLICIES, FUELING COMEBACK SPECULATION In a separate statement, Cuomo spokesperson Rich Azzopardi said the DOJ’s investigation “isn’t worth the paper it’s printed on.” Mariann Wang, an attorney for two women who alleged Cuomo harassed them, said: “We are pleased the US Attorney’s office and the Executive Chamber have taken serious steps to ensure nothing like the abuse Cuomo engaged in will happen again.” “We hope these measures have real impact and prevent the kind of repeated abuse of power that resulted in so much harm to so many women,” she added.  CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Under the terms of the settlement, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul’s office will create a new process for complaints against senior officials.
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