New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is as good as done.
The Democratic politician is now knee-deep in scandal as a growing number of former aides and acquaintances accuse him of inappropriate and sexually-degrading behavior.
Some tells tales of a grabby governor who would kiss them on the mouths unexpectedly. Others speak of his willingness to make lewd suggestions to them both in public and in private.
And, worst of all, there appears to be a whole lot of women who’ve experienced the harassment.
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Two more former aides alleged sexual misconduct against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Saturday.
A former press aide to the governor, Karen Hinton, told The Washington Post that Cuomo summoned her to his “dimly lit” hotel room and embraced her twice after a work event in 2000.
Hinton said she pulled away from Cuomo and he pulled her back toward his body, holding her in embrace before she backed out of the room.
The accusation kicked off some heated exchanges between lawyers.
Peter Ajemian, Cuomo’s director of communications, aggressively denied the allegations in a statement to Fox News.
“This did not happen,” he said. “Karen Hinton is a known antagonist of the Governor’s who is attempting to take advantage of this moment to score cheap points with made up allegations from 21 years ago. All women have the right to come forward and tell their story — however, it’s also the responsibility of the press to consider self-motivation. This is reckless.”
In response to the Cuomo office’s denial, Hinton said “attacking the accuser is the classic playbook of powerful men trying to protect themselves.”
Cuomo has unbelievably refused to resign in the face of these allegations, and even went so far as to hit back at NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio after the Big Apple leader appeared to suggest that the governor “cannot govern” if these accusations are true.
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