Governor of New York, Andrew Mark Cuomo is facing allegations made by three women, including two of his former employees.
Last month, Governor Cuomo dealt with a mishandling of nursing home death data that put him and his administration on headlines.
Cuomo's Response to the Allegations
In response to Lindsey Boylan's allegations, the Governor's office said they were "simply false." Governor Cuomo, in a statement published last week, referred to Charlotte Bennett as "a hardworking and valued member of our team during COVID. She has every right to speak out"
Governor Cuomo also said that he never made any advances towards Bennett nor did he ever want her to feel uncomfortable in his presence. “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.” said Cuomo
This week, the governor's office hired an independent law firm to investigate the allegations. New York Attorney General Letitia James has received the letter to commence an investigation. The letter was sent from the Governor's office from Beth Garvey, the senior adviser to Cuomo. The letter also states that all employees "to cooperate fully with the review and notes that Cuomo will forgo weekly updates on the investigation." (Moghe and LeBlanc)
Watch New York State Senator Alessandra Biaggi comment on the allegations made against Governor Andrew Cuomo.