Biden called on the Governor of New York to resign over the scandal
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was accused of sexual harassment вЂ” U.S. President Joe Biden called on him to resign. This is reported by Reuters.
New York State Attorney General Letitia James said that a criminal investigation has been launched against Cuomo. According to her, he touched, kissed, or said suggestive comments to 11 women in violation of the law.
The results of a five-month investigation into allegations of sexual harassment showed that the governor created a вЂњtoxicвЂќ workplace, and his office illegally retaliated against the first public accuser, the journalists write.
After the accusations from the prosecutor, Biden called on Cuomo to resign.
вЂњI think he should resign... I'm sure some hugs were completely innocent. But, obviously, the attorney general decided that there are things that were not like that, вЂњ Biden said.
At the same time, Cuomo made it clear in his video message that he does not plan to resign, the journalists write. He also denied that he had acted improperly.
вЂњThe facts are very different from what was depicted... I have never touched anyone inappropriately or made inappropriate sexual harassment. I am 63 years old. I have lived my entire adult life in the public eye, вЂњ Cuomo said.
Cuomo has been the governor of New York since 2011. He is a member of the Democratic Party (like Biden), under the presidency of Bill Clinton he was the US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, also in 2007-11, he served as the New York State Prosecutor.
He was once considered a possible candidate for president of the United States and became a popular figure, regularly speaking at briefings after the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, Reuters notes.
Recall in the spring of 2019, eight women accused Biden of unwanted touching. Biden then admitted guilt and said that he would be more attentive to the personal space of other people.
In 2020, before the U.S. presidential election, Biden's ex-assistant Tara Reid accused him of sexual assault, allegedly committed in 1993. Biden denied the charges.
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