Billboard In Albany, N.Y. Calls On Gov. Andrew Cuomo To Resign After Sexual Harassment Accusations
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) is facing accusations of sexual harassment from three different women. Now, billboards in Albany, N.Y., are calling for the governor to “resign.”
Former aide, Lindsey Boylan, tweeted about alleged accounts of sexual harassment in Dec. Cuomo denied Boylan’s claims.
My first experience of workplace sexual harassment was when my mom got her first real office job after graduating from college when I was in high school.
She was so excited to be taken “seriously.” Her bossed isolated her and kissed her. She never had that type of job again.
— Lindsey Boylan (@LindseyBoylan) December 13, 2020
Charlotte Bennet accused Cuomo of asking her inappropriate questions about her sex life at work. Anna Ruch said Cuomo put his hand on her bare lower back and tried to kiss her at a wedding in 2019.
Cuomo released a statement on Sunday in response to the allegations surfacing about him. The statement said Cuomo asked for an independent review of the allegations.
“I now understand that my interactions may have been insensitive or too personal and that some of my comments, given my position, made others feel in ways I never intended. I acknowledge some of the things I have said have been misinterpreted as an unwanted flirtation. To the extent anyone felt that way, I am truly sorry about that,” wrote the statement. “To be clear I never inappropriately touched anybody and I never propositioned anybody and I never intended to make anyone feel uncomfortable, but these are allegations that New Yorkers deserve answers to.”
Since the allegations surfaced, many politicians have commented on the scandal, with severa; calling on Cuomo to resign. Rep. Kathleen Rice (D-New York), said Cuomo should quit, saying “the time has come.”
The time has come. The Governor must resign. https://t.co/GjcvuNfpfQ
— Kathleen Rice (@RepKathleenRice) March 2, 2021
New York Attorney General Letitia James announced there would be an independent investigation conducted regarding the allegations.