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Cuomo defiant after probe says he sexually harassed 11 women

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By MICHAEL R. SISAK and MARINA VILLENEUVE

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He’s got to go. The report is credible and there’s a pattern. I am very disappointed but the man is a serial harasser.

If he doesn’t resign, he should be impeached. Serving out the remainder of his term should not be an option.

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Is anyone supporting Cuomo at this point?

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Time to take out the garbage.

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Step down now Cuomo!

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Is anyone supporting Cuomo at this point?

Maybe his brother Chris? What a mess.

nypost.com/2021/08/03/chris-cuomo-was-given-ny-state-info-to-aid-bros-defense-ag/amp/

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Not a good look for his brother (who’s a pretty good interviewer) either. CNN really dropped the ball letting him conduct those interviews with his brother.

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Is anyone supporting Cuomo at this point?

Other sexual harassers, maybe?

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“These brave women stepped forward to speak truth to power and, in doing so, they expressed faith in the belief that although the governor may be powerful, the truth is even more so," Kim said at the press conference.

These women should be commended.

This serial abuser needs to go fast, and the Democrats and CNN have to stop covering for him.

Despicable.

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The nearly five-month investigation, led by two outside lawyers, concluded that 11 women who said that Cuomo had touched them inappropriately, commented on their appearance or made suggestive comments about their sex lives were telling the truth.

Just locker room talk and do not give in to cancel culture!

The Democrats do not play by the same rules as Republicans, deliberately handicapping themselves, so are always playing catch-up.

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What a jerk NYC has suffered far too long under this creep, he should have been kicked out of office a long, long time ago.

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no indictment or arrest?

where is the 6am raid with the CNN cameras rolling? Oh wait, never mind.

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the Democrats have to stop covering for him.

Yeah you deliberately missed the part of the article where Biden, Schumer and Gillibrand, amongst pretty much everyone else, said he should resign.

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The Democrats do not play by the same rules as Republicans, deliberately handicapping themselves, so are always playing catch-up.

What are you talking about? They gave their speeches, they spoke to the cameras and that’s it, they’re not going to push this man out, he’s not going anywhere. This was just a camera spectacle for the mass consumption to make it seem they’re on the Cuomo allegations, they did their job and that’s it.

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Jeffrey Toobin talking about Cuomo….yep, when you have a guy like that still on TV creepy about he is talking about another creepy creep, you know nothing is going to happen.

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JsapcToday  08:40 am JST

Yeah you deliberately missed the part of the article where Biden, Schumer and Gillibrand, amongst pretty much everyone else, said he should resign.

No, these allegations have been publicized for almost a year. Where were all these Democrats who make it a mission to scream and rant about someone not even in office anymore when these women were coming out of the woodwork?

Biden and his buddies are a little late to the party, not surprisingly.

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no indictment or arrest?

where is the 6am raid with the CNN cameras rolling? Oh wait, never mind.

There is a criminal investigation underway.

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Where were all these Democrats who make it a mission to scream and rant about someone not even in office anymore when these women were coming out of the woodwork?

Yeah you deliberately missed the part where most of these people were already calling on Cuomo to resign months ago.

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The Democrats do not play by the same rules as Republicans, deliberately handicapping themselves, so are always playing catch-up.

What are you talking about? They gave their speeches, they spoke to the cameras and that’s it, they’re not going to push this man out, he’s not going anywhere. This was just a camera spectacle for the mass consumption to make it seem they’re on the Cuomo allegations, they did their job and that’s it.

How much do you want to bet Cuomo is forced out before Matt Gaetz is?

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'Joe was among those who said Cuomo should resign, a high-profile condemnation from a onetime close ally.

“I think he should resign,” he told reporters Tuesday.'

It's funny watching the political left eat each other. The hypocritical lying from the resident is too much. Tara Reade anyone? Oh, shhhhh, hush hush, the political left media quashes that real story cuz it hurts their cause.

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What are you talking about? They gave their speeches, they spoke to the cameras and that’s it, they’re not going to push this man out, he’s not going anywhere. This was just a camera spectacle for the mass consumption to make it seem they’re on the Cuomo allegations, they did their job and that’s it.

It’ll be interesting how your react if Cuomo is booted. I bet you’ll conveniently forget these predictions and simply continue incessantly complaining about libs/Dems.

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There is a criminal investigation underway.

I will say this to that statement, we’re Cuomo a Republican, he would have been gone, the Dems would have moved the Earth and used any and all possible measures of seismic proportions to make that happen, this is not one of those times. You watch every liberal network, no one is screaming or demanding anything, just giving their political recommendations that he should resign. Even Biden is not asking for a criminal investigation….yet….huh?

This guy is not going anywhere.

It’ll be interesting how your react if Cuomo is booted.

That is a big “IF”

I bet you’ll conveniently forget these predictions and simply continue incessantly complaining about libs/Dems.

Not just calling it as it is.

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This serial abuser needs to go fast, and the Democrats and CNN have to stop covering for him.

It's interesting that you think CNN, a private media organization, should be censored and have it's freedom of speech restricted at this time.

As for Democrats covering for him - the leader of the Democrats came out and set a strong message by stating that Cuomo should quit. Compare this to the entire party that protected Trump from the accusations of sexual assault leveled against the head of their party.

When you have that comparison in hand, you can see the fake outrage on the right for what it is, as they are only outraged due to the convenience of it, rather than actually caring about sexual harassment. They proved with Trump they couldn't care less about sexual harassment.

In the meantime, Cuomo needs to resign. His position is now untenable in a proper democracy. If he truly believes in democracy, he needs to step aside for the sake of it. That said, Americans sure seem willing to sacrifice democracy for their own needs, and he's American, so it wouldn't be surprising if he continued to refuse.

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I will say this to that statement, we’re Cuomo a Republican, he would have been gone

Donald Trump or Matt Gaetz prove that you are completely wrong.

You watch every liberal network, no one is screaming or demanding anything

When do you have the time to watch liberal networks, exactly?

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What he did to Charlotte Bennett, and ten others is just beyond creepy and down right sinister and lousy.

A horrible human being.

My question is? This pattern of behavior has got to be something that has been going on for sometime right?

Are the state police protecting him? Did none of this surface when back ground checks were being run?

This is a major failure and huge black eye for the Dems, such embarrassment.

I hope we have seen the last in politics with anyone the last name "Cuomo"

Forget about it. This guy. Weirdo.

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Cuomo and his political activist propagating brother are awful people. What the political left is doing is now seekig out a replacement for cuomo so they can keep a tight fist of control on ny. They don't want to loose those electoral votes.

Additionally, all women must be believed, right joey? Tara Reade wasn't believed, joey? Why not? Could it be media running cover?

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Good. Let's get him gone and in the dustbin of history where trash like him belongs.

Additionally, all women must be believed, right joey? Tara Reade wasn't believed, joey? Why not? Could it be media running cover?

Yeah, all women should be believed. Cuomo's political career is over. Or at least his political career as a Democrat. His "grab 'em by the p*ssy" attitude could lead to a bright future on the other side of the aisle. I mean, Pence is on the outs, so maybe Trump/Cuomo 2024?

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Dems unanimously condemn Cuomo and Biden says he should step down.... Repubs on alleged child sex trafficker Matt Gaetz? "He's a great guy"....

And come on Trump supporters, save us from your faux outrage at the sexual harassment of 11 women when you defend Trump from his 26 accusers....and denigrate them all as liars...

https://www.businessinsider.com/women-accused-trump-sexual-misconduct-list-2017-12

That's the one and only category that Trump can claim he's still the leader in...

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Yeah, all women should be believed

So, what about Tara Reade?

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*Not a good look for his brother (who’s a pretty good interviewer) either. CNN really dropped the ball letting him conduct those interviews with his brother.*

When something is so shockingly unreal it rendeers you speechless.

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Donald Trump or Matt Gaetz prove that you are completely wrong.

Trump is not in office, they had a formal investigation and many of the allegations went back 20 years, but surfaced before the election…twice, with Gaetz, nothing was proven at all, not to mention more evidence was coming out that one of the accusations seemed contrived, but I will submit to you this, if it is indeed concrete factually that he without a shadow of a doubt did commit this acts, he should resign and face charges. Now that’s out of the way, put the focus on Cuomo who’s currently in office and was called out with these charges last night.

When do you have the time to watch liberal networks, exactly?

I just watch the highlights or listen to the audio podcasts.

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Yeah, all women should be believed

So, what about Tara Reade?

So what about E. Jean Carroll?

https://www.businessinsider.com/e-jean-carroll-trump-not-type-comment-sexual-assault-allegation-2019-6

Look at biden - the first one out of the gate pointing the finger at a someone else when his closest has its share of victims - in particular Tara Reade. Keep throwing those stones from your glass house Creepy Joe.

Biden 1, Trump 26....sounds like a replay of Trump's election court challenges - except in this case he's winning... And that doesn't even count the hookers and porn stars...

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the Dems can make him resign.

they cant just go on TV and say he “should” resign then go back to normal life.

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sure is a lot of "Trump" and Matt Gaetz" here for an article about Andrew Cuomo being a confirmed sexual assaulter who wont resign.

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Trump isn’t president

Mmhmm, and if you agree that even 1 accuser disqualifies someone from holding office, then you would agree that Trump shouldn't run in 2024, right? Either you believe documented sexual harassment is a disqualifier, or you don't. I'm more than willing to say that the accusations made against Biden by Ms. Reade. But here's the thing. Unlike Cuomo, whose accusations were discovered by an outside investigator, or Trump, who publicly admitted to sexually assaulting women in the Access Hollywood tape, the Tara Reade story has actually BEEN investigated. And you wanna know what was found?

Her story started out being that Biden sexually assaulted her. But when people began probing these accusations (as they should), the story changed from sexual assault to saying he made inappropriate comments about how they should go on a date and about her appearance. I shouldn't have to explain the GULF of a difference between sexual assault and inappropriate comments about appearance.

So why the change in story? Well, unlike some other harassers (on both sides of the aisle), the Biden campaign not only denied the allegations, but actively sought an investigation. And part of that investigation was a request by the Biden campaign for the office of senate recordkeeping to find and make public the sexual assault/harassment complaint that Ms. Reade claimed she filed at the time the incidents occurred. Biden's campaign - in the middle of a presidential race - was willing to track down and make public for all to see a document that would SURELY have destroyed his campaign.

But the funniest thing happened. After it was announced that the Biden campaign requested the recordkeeping office make public the accusatorial complaint, Ms. Reade's story changed. Not only did she no longer claim that Biden assaulted her, but rather made inappropriate comments about her appearance, she could 'no longer recall' if she had officially filed a complaint.

And do you know what the Senate office recordkeeper and the National Archives found? Nothing. No complaint.

So where does that leave us? Cuomo's sexual harassment was documented and corroborated by an independent investigation. Trumps sexual harassments was flippantly admitted to publicly. The accusation against Biden was made by one woman, whose story (upon being scrutinized) immediately changed and felt completely apart. When we say "Believe all women", we don't mean believe them blindly. We mean that all accusations women make deserve to be investigated. It just so happens that sometimes, that investigation turns on the accuser.

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the Dems can make him resign. 

they cant just go on TV and say he “should” resign then go back to normal life.

Should they instead say he should ignore it all and then go back to normal life like your team does?

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Nobody here defending Cuomo but it’s the usual fire in a pet shop with the partisan right.

Fueled by fear, partisanship and emotion. Can’t help themselves.

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sure is a lot of "Trump" and Matt Gaetz" here for an article about Andrew Cuomo being a confirmed sexual assaulter who wont resign.

Maybe that's because they've all been accused of sexual harassment, but only one leads in that category with 26 accusations and has been named an unindicted co-conspirator in an illegal hush money payoff to a porn star...

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then why the off topic deflections to people other than Cuomo?

Denounce Cuomo, state that he should resign (if you actually believe such) and move on to another article.

Nobody here defending Cuomo

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yet only one has been found to have done anything wrong by an investigation- Andrew Cuomo.

So the focus should be on him.

Maybe that's because they've all been accused of sexual harassment,

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Yeah this really helps. "I inappropriately touch EVERYone without their consent"

Embattled New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D., set Twitter ablaze Tuesday with a bizarre slideshow of him touching and kissing people during a pre-recorded denial that he sexually harassed multiple women.

"I do it with everyone. Black and White, young and old, straight and LGBTQ, powerful people, friends, strangers, people who I meet on the street," Cuomo said as the slideshow played, providing evidence that he's touched all sorts of people.

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Cuomo, like Bill Clinton, is a molester.

"a chorus of calls then for Cuomo’s resignation from many top elected Democrats in New York"

This is from democrats. No input from Hillary?

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"a chorus of calls then for Cuomo’s resignation from many top elected Democrats in New York" 

This is from democrats. No input from Hillary?

BlacklabelToday  10:12 am JST

Why the off topic deflections to people other than Cuomo?

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Nobody here defending Cuomo

No, the Dems are just not pushing the guy as hard as they should. If the Dems would equally take these women’s allegations with the fervor and seriousness they take the hearings of Jan. 6, or with Brett Kavanaugh, Cuomo would be just a memory by now, but they won’t, everyone knows it.

but it’s the usual fire in a pet shop with the partisan right. 

Speaking of partisanship. The left don’t seem to be in a hurry…

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"has Hillary (as a leader of the Democratic party nad previous NY Senator) denounced Andrew Cuomo for his crimes too"? is a much different question than the "butwhatabout Trump and Gaetz" deflection from liberals here. Anyone who does not publicly denounce Cuomo and demand his resignation is in support of him.

Your game, your rules. sorry.

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This guy lincon-log. Again with the.........

Trump! Trump! Trump! Every Repub. is a Trump supporter? Curse and hellfire you dirty Trump supporters.

Bro no way! Not everyone supported the previous POTUS as a Republican. Stop labelling all of us like that!

And Cuomo is a piece of (bleep)!!!!! Period. Scum bag dude. He needs to go.

What's supporting Trump if you do or don't have to with number of accusers, Like if its 11 or 26. What the point?

Its all unacceptable behavior for any male. We need to treat woman as equals and stop viewing them as some sex object thing.

Bro-Get a new tune. Jeesh, already. Trump and the movement is dead and buried.

Thankfully were now just back to Democratic normative sketchy politics. That SUCK!!!!!!!!

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Resign - leave politics, Cuomo!

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It's all politics.

You're kidding yourself if you think the political left actually cares about women or anyone for that matter. They simply care about power.

And it's so sad and nauseating to what the political left to come out with faux and sanctimonious hypocritical lying calls for cuomo's dismissal.

Surely the left have realized that cuomo is not reelectable so they are positioning themselves to slot in his replacement to keep control of those electoral votes.

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Jeffrey Toobin talking about Cuomo...

Can't compare the faux pas of Jeffrey's "Toobin'" to the seriousness of the charges against Cuomo (and his bro). Political power, as everybody and Trump know, buys you the best justice you can get in America so Cuomo's harassment woes is going to be a long, drawn out, soapy saga, but whether "His Excellence" ends up fitted out with an orange jump suit remains unlikely. Btw Hollywood mogul, Harvey Weinstein, won't be thinking of acquiring an option on the movie version of this sordid tale, but will surely be following this case with a special material interest.

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Can't compare the faux pas of Jeffrey's "Toobin'" to the seriousness of the charges against Cuomo (and his bro). Political power, as everybody and Trump know, buys you the best justice you can get in America

You can apply that to any and ALL powerful people, every single one of them.

so Cuomo's harassment woes is going to be a long, drawn out, soapy saga, but whether "His Excellence" ends up fitted out with an orange jump suit remains unlikely. Btw Hollywood mogul, Harvey Weinstein, won't be thinking of acquiring an option on the movie version of this sordid tale, but will surely be following this case with a special material interest

Very true.

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Jeesh, already. Trump and the movement is dead and buried.

Really? While I hope so there are quite a few posters here who violently disagree with you....along with several hundred now under arrest and waiting trial for their actions on Jan 6th...

So, if you claim you're a Repub, who's side are you on; Liz Cheney or Kevin McCarthy?

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Coumo harrased 11..

Trump harrased 16..

How many more have done the same being from both parties? (Gaetz, etc..)

The problem is not from which party they are, the real problem is the lack of education and respect that many men have who in a situation of power harrased women..

Keep politicizing your problems fighting like kindergarten children defending your pathetic political parties, keep walking backwards while China is only going forward and faster than the rest of the world..

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seriously?He’s still refusing to resign? Then impeach him. This is not OK.

al Franken resigned for far less than the AG is accusing Andrew of

Had a feeling Zucker's “Chris and Andy” show wasn’t going to age well…

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And it's so sad and nauseating to what the political left to come out with faux and sanctimonious hypocritical lying calls for cuomo's dismissal.

Here is partisanship distilled:

No calls for Cuomo’s dismissal from the left - enabling molesters.

Calls for Cuomo’s dismissal from the left - faux and hypocritical lying.

No way forward here.

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You've got to be related to Cuomo at this point to deny that he needs to resign, and should, in all likelihood, be arrested.

The people of New York deserve better.

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Cuomo has got to go. And let's go back to "Tappan Zee Bridge" while we're at it.

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who have NOTHING TO DO with this article about Andrew Cuomo, clearly.

It's an article about a habitual sexual harasser in governement. There's nothing off-topic about mentioning other know sexual harrassers as well. Anything that's off-topic will be moderated anyway, so no need to make a tamper tantrum.

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Keep politicizing your problems fighting like kindergarten children defending your pathetic political parties, keep walking backwards

The most important thing and right now, while this man is in office, the very least he could do with all the scandal and growing day by day is just resign

while China is only going forward and faster than the rest of the world..

Well, this administration could be more forceful as well, but that’s a different topic.

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Cuomo's political career is over. Maybe he can get a job as an essential worker.

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