The old anecdote about “birds of a feather” seems to be rearing its ugly head in the case of embattled New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who this week is facing allegations of sexual harassment from at least three different women, two of which worked for the Governor at the time of the bad behavior.
Cuomo’s office has issues some soft, non-apologies, stating something to the effect of “sure, maybe he was too friendly“, but stopping shy of actually making the sort of statement that might save his political career…because, make no mistake about it, Cuomo is done.
And while he hasn’t admitted as much out loud, his actions behind the scenes speak volumes.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D)’s administration has hired Harvey Weinstein’s defense attorney as federal investigators probe his state’s handling of nursing home patients during the coronavirus pandemic.
Surprisingly, however, the firm says that they are not involved with the sexual harassment claims.
Last March, the governor signed a directive that forced nursing homes to accept coronavirus-positive patients in order to free up hospital beds — a move that resulted in additional nursing home deaths, which Cuomo’s administration was later accused of underreporting.
Following his nursing home scandal, Cuomo went on to face multiple sexual harassment accusations.
Abramowitz said that when it comes to the other scandals involving the governor, he and his firm have “not been retained on the sexual harassment matter.” Abramowitz had previously come under fire for serving as disgraced movie mogul and Democrat Party mega-donor Harvey Weinstein’s lawyer, and helping avoid charges for admittedly groping a model.
Abramowitz has also served as Woody Allen’s lawyer, representing the director in his 1990s custody battle with actress Mia Farrow, and defending Allen when his adoptive daughter Dylan Farrow accused him of sexual assault.
Cuomo is facing a number of calls for his resignation, including from fellow Empire State politician Bill de Blasio.
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