New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo, charged with sexual harassment, resigns. He stated this at a briefing, transfers BBC.
“I believe that under the circumstances, it would be best if I step aside and let the government do its own thing,” Cuomo said.
According to the governor, he will step down within 14 days.
We will remind, last year 11 women, including employees Cuomo, accused the governor of sexual harassment. According to them, Cuomo felt them, kissed them, put them on his lap, grabbed them by the chest.
One of the accusers, who is a police officer, said that Cuomo once stroked her belly several times and asked how old she was. “Not yet 30,” the police officer replied. To this, the recently divorced Cuomo joked that she was “too old for him.” In addition, the governor suggested that his assistant Charlotte Bennett get a tattoo on the intimate parts of her body, wondering if she had piercings anywhere on her body.
All these details were confirmed during the investigation. “According to witnesses, daily flirting, physical intimacy and inappropriate comments from the governor were in the order of things,” said one of the leaders of the investigation, Jun Kim.
Andrew Cuomo denies all charges. At the same time, he himself gave the order to conduct an investigation in March this year.