There’s good news and bad news with this whole Cuomo thing. The bad news is that Andrew Cuomo had such a large group of aides who he could, and did, sexually harass. But the good news is that he does not have nearly as many to harass now, since most don’t even go to work anymore.
The NY State capitol appears to be practically empty as Maxine Waters’ cranium. Cuomo may not have given up but most of his appointees have.
Between sexual harassment and killing off seniors in nursing homes, his people are disgusted.
A “well-placed insider in touch with staffers in recent days said:
“I hear that most people aren’t even coming into work, and the offices at the Capitol are empty.”
“He’ll fight and fight and fight, but the staffers I’ve talked to are ready for him to hang up the gloves. Everyone feels like there is an inevitable conclusion — I mean at some point will Biden call on him to step down? They [staffers] just want this torture to stop.”
An ex-aide said:
“I feel a level of rage toward this fake tough guy. The guy thinks he’s the toughest, the hardest working, he’s the smartest. The truth is, he’s anything but. He’s the weakest, he’s the dumbest, and he’s the most shallow of them all. He is genuinely a very small man who pretends to be big.”
“There’s a deep sense within the governor’s staff that he is guilty of everything, and that is weighing on people. He had that conversation with Charlotte Bennett. Everyone knows that. Everyone believes that full stop and there’s not a single person who believes she’s telling a word that’s off.”
From The Daily Wire
Bennett was the second of now seven women who have come forward to claim Cuomo sexually harassed them. As The Daily Wire previously reported, Bennett claimed Cuomo “had asked her questions about her sex life, whether her relationships were monogamous, and whether she ever had sex with older men.” She said she believed he was “grooming” her to have sex with him.
The previously quoted former aide also told the Post that staffers still in the office making calls on the governor’s behalf are met with anger.
“The nature of the calls in Cuomo world have changed. The leverage has completely shifted. It always felt like, when Cuomo’s people call, you must figure out how you are going to try to meet the demand in some form or fashion,” the former aide said. “Now, they call, and there’s almost an eagerness to say ‘F–k you’ without hesitation … and the staff has to say they get it.”
It appears that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is going for a half dozen as two more women come forward with allegations of inappropriate conduct by the bully governor. There are calls for his resignation by Democrats and at this point, it’s going to be difficult for him to remain in office if the allegations are true and if even more women stand up now that the floodgates have seemed to open.
Senator Andrea Cousins-Stewart, the NY Senate Majority Leader, said that if one more accuser comes forward it would be time for Cuomo to quit because he would be done. For liberals reading this, her words still count even though it wasn’t one more who came forward but two.
“Any further people coming forward, I think it would be time to resign,” Cousins-Stewart told Spectrum News’ Susan Arbetter after being asked what it would take for her to call for Cuomo’s ouster.
And now it seems that the Senate Majority Leader has to walk the walk because now there are two more who came forward. Apparently, there are a number of other female aides who are talking about more bad behavior by the Democrat governor.
Ana Liss, 35, who worked for Cuomo for two years between 2013 and 2015 as a policy and operations aide, told the Wall Street Journal that the governor, 63, would make advances toward her touching her back and kissing her hand and once asked Liss if she had a boyfriend. The educated professional aide told the Journal that his demeaning behavior made her feel like “just a skirt,” adding that Cuomo’s behavior was not “appropriate, really, in any setting.”
Karen Hinton tells a story of the gross story of when Cuomo embraced her at the end of a work event back in 2000 where she tried to pull away from the governor but he pulled Hinton, 62, back into him before she was able to get away from his clutches.
And it appears that Cuomo isn’t just some sexual pervert with female aides, but a real jerk to male aides as well. Two male aides said that the governor would berate them in public, calling them “pussies” and told them “they have no balls” knowing they couldn’t say anything back because he was the boss. What a jerk. A host of other officials former and current told the Journal that Cuomo would frequently ask women all sorts of personal questions about their dating lives and that he would make comments about their appearance, touching them and asking them to wear high heels. I’m surprised he didn’t make them dance.
With the addition of the two latest to come forward to lend credence to the stories of Lindsey Boylan, Charlotte Bennett, and Anna Ruch, the third not even an aide working for the governor. She had the unfortunate luck of meeting the sexual pest at a wedding when he immediately asked to kiss her.
Boylan took to social media to give praise to Liss and Hinton for coming forward the way they did:
“I am very proud of Ana Liss. She is brave and she speaks for me too.
‘I just wish—I wish that ?@NYGovCuomo? took me seriously,’ she said.
It’s extremely destructive that our boss, the governor of New York, treated us this way.”
About a half-hour later Boylan tweeted directly to the governor.
“Resign you disgusting monster, @NYGovCuomo“
Letitia James, the New York Attorney General’s office confirmed that a notice was sent to Cuomo that his office must preserve all records pertaining to the sexual harassment allegations. Now it’s getting real.
Has anyone heard rat-face Bill Maher saying that Cuomo will never leave office?
One sad aspect of this saga is that though it would be nice to see Cuomo taken down by these sexual harassment allegations, as he should, but with the allegations taking up many of the headlines Cuomo will not go down for the nursing home scandal where he caused the deaths of innocent seniors over his decision to force COVID-19 infected patients into nursing homes.
The Democratic Party of New York now has a decision to make. Will they oust Cuomo who only a few short months ago was treated as a god, won an Emmy award for giving COVID press briefings, and was thought of as a potential presidential candidate? Or will they wait a while to see how much worse it can get for the drowning governor and hope he resigns?
If he worked half as hard to combat COVID in his state as he did trying to get into the pants of his female aides he might have actually earned that Emmy.
CNN anchor Chris Cuomo addressed the sexual harassment claims against his brother, Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo, in a short statement on his show after more accusations surfaced.
Cuomo recognized that the network would have to cover the story about his brother and pointed out that he could not because of an apparent conflict of interest. In fact, Axios reported that the CNN host was banned by CNN from covering his brother.
“Before we start tonight, let me say something that I’m sure is very obvious to you who watch my show and thank you for that,” said Cuomo.
“You’re straight with me, I’ll be straight with you,” he added. I don’t know what he means by that. His audience is straight with him?
“Obviously I am aware of what is going on with my brother. And obviously, I cannot cover it because he is my brother. Now, of course, CNN has to cover it. They have covered it extensively and they will continue to do so,” Cuomo added.
“I have always cared, very deeply, about these issues, and profoundly so,” he concluded. “I just wanted to tell you that, there’s a lot of news going on that matters also, so let’s get after that.”
I’m surprised he didn’t do a “Republicans pounce!” story where the Fake News media always makes the story, not about any wrongdoing done by a Democrat, but rather, how Republicans are all chiming on to pounce on the story. That way, the Fake News folks can say they covered the story even though they attacked Republicans, who did nothing wrong, in the process.
The younger Cuomo was slammed by users pointing out that the CNN host didn’t refrain from covering his governor brother prior to these latest accusations of workplace sexual harassment. Some made fun of the host reminding him of a segment where he had his brother on the show making fun of him by holding up a giant cotton swab he would have to use to test for COVID.
We reported on Lindsey Boylan and Charlotte Bennett coming out with allegations against Governor Cuomo of sexual harassment while working for him in his administration.
Then on Monday, a third accuser has come forward with accusations against Cuomo saying he made unwanted advances on her as well. According to the woman this happened during a wedding back in September of 2019. She even has hard evidence, a photograph that was taken that captures the interaction. What a horny old creep.
Lindsey Boylan, who served as Deputy Secretary for Economic Development and Special Advisor for the Cuomo administration spanning from March 2015 until October 2018, initially made accusations that Cuomo inappropriately kissed her on the lips without her consent. Charlotte Bennett said Cuomo flirted with her and asked her inappropriate questions like was she in a relationship, is she monogamous when she’s in a relationship, has she ever dated older men, then he informed the 25-year-old aide that he had no problem dating women over 22. He told her he wanted “a girlfriend, preferably in the Albany area.” Bennett said she understood he was grooming her.
“I understood that the governor wanted to sleep with me, and felt horribly uncomfortable and scared,” Bennett told the New York Times. “And was wondering how I was going to get out of it and assumed it was the end of my job.”
Governor Cuomo finally responded to the first two accusers giving a statement that ended up being a non-apology apology where he pretty much said he was sorry that these women misinterpreted what he did. In other words, these two women are so stupid they couldn’t figure out that when he inappropriately kissed one of them on the lips, touched parts of the body without consent, and said things that added a whole lot of unwanted pressure on them that he was simply acting as a mentor. In fact, Cuomo actually said he wanted to be a mentor for Bennett. Then why did the 63-three-year-old Democratic governor ask her if she has had sex with older men? Why did he have to let her know that “he’s fine with anyone above the age of 22?” Men who want to mentor women more than half their age don’t believe that way.
The Democratic New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, at last, has finally responded to the sexual harassment allegations made against him by two women… so far. Of course, Cuomo denied the accusations by his two accusers – who we have been told up until now must be believed – and defended himself by saying, “Some of the things I have said have been misinterpreted as an unwanted flirtation.”
“I never intended to offend anyone or cause any harm,” the statement released on Sunday read.
“At work sometimes I think I am being playful and make jokes that I think are funny,” Cuomo said. “I do, on occasion, tease people in what I think is a good-natured way.”
Welcome to the liberal-created world of sexual harassment in which pieces of garbage like Cuomo have told women that they do a disservice to women when they talk about sexual harassment in government, but go full steam ahead when allegations are made against their political enemies. Like the time Karen DeWitt, a public radio correspondent, asked Cuomo what the state of New York “could do differently” amid a tidal wave of accusations of sexual harassment and sexual assault against prominent men in the mainstream news media and politics, including a former senior official appointed by Cuomo actually responded by saying, “It’s not government. It’s society. It was Harvey Weinstein in the arts industry, it’s comedians, it’s politicians, it’s chefs. It’s systemic, it’s societal, it’s not one person in one area. It’s not just Charlie Rose, it’s not just Matt Lauer, it’s not just journalists. It’s societal.”
The governor continued his non-apology apology.
“I have teased people about their personal lives, their relationships, about getting married or not getting married,” he continued. “I mean no offense and only attempt to add some levity and banter to what is a very serious business.” In other words, it’s not his fault these women can’t take a joke.
We recently reported that a second accuser has come out to make allegations against Cuomo, 25-year-old Charlotte Bennett, alleges that Cuomo asked her if she was romantically involved with someone, if she was monogamous in her relationships, and if she had ever had sex with older men. Yikes!
Cuomo said he wanted to be a mentor for Bennett. Then why did the 63-three-year-old Democratic governor ask Bennett if she ever had sex with older men, and inform her that “he’s fine with anyone above the age of 22” if he wanted to be her mentor? What kind of elderly male mentor speaks like that to women more than half their own age?
“I now understand that my interactions may have been insensitive or too personal and that some of my comments, given my position, made others feel in ways I never intended,” Cuomo stated. May have been? When Bennett once talked about getting a tattoo, Cuomo suggested that she get it placed on her buttocks so people couldn’t see the tattoo if she wore a dress. Yeah, I remember when my mentor said something very similar to me. #EyeRoll
Cuomo then gave an apology to anyone who “misinterpreted” him, “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.”
In other words, I’m sorry you didn’t understand that I was only trying to be a fatherly figure to you and you’re just too damn stupid to realize it.
Where are all the women’s groups? Why aren’t they going on all the news programs to complain about the man who promotes all of their crazy policies? I think I just answered my own question.
Cuomo said he “never inappropriately touched anybody” and “never propositioned anybody.” He added, “I never intended to make anyone feel uncomfortable.”
Bennett told the New York Times, “He also asked me in the same conversation if I had ever been with an older man.”
Once when Bennett told the governor that she was going to give a speech at Hamilton College where she graduated to students about her experience as a survivor of sexual assault, she said, “The way he was repeating, ‘You were raped and abused and attacked and assaulted and betrayed,’ over and over again while looking me directly in the eyes was something out of a horror movie,” Bennett texted to a friend. “It was like he was testing me.” Who does that? A creepy guy trying to show his sensitive side thinking he’s got a shot at getting with a young woman after she opened up about a sexual assault she survived. This man is sick.
Lindsey Boylan, we reported, was the first former female aide to accuse Andrew Cuomo of sexual harassment. She alleged in a statement that the governor kissed her on the lips without consent, touched her lower back, arms, and legs, joked about playing strip poker, and the harassment went on for years.
“These are allegations that New Yorkers deserve answers to,” Cuomo said on Sunday. “That’s why I have asked for an outside, independent review that looks at these allegations.”
For those who aren’t aware “an outside, independent review” in Democrat language means they’re going to attempt to bury the story by hiring a firm or an individual who in the end will say exactly what the folks paying them tell them to say – think Crowdstrike – and the review process will take a long time because the accused wants to make sure that everything is done properly and by the book, but really what’s going on is they are playing the odds that after a lot of time passes the issue will be long forgotten and considered old news. It’s the standard playbook by Democrats. Instead of asking for an independent review, he could just tell the truth. Who calls for an independent review against themself when they are accused of sexual harassment? If you’re truly innocent you shout from the rooftops that your accusers are full of crap. You don’t offer to authorize an “independent review.” And apparently, it backfired.
Last week, Cuomo personally appointed former US District Judge Barbara Jones to carry out the independent investigation into the accusations but did an about-face on Sunday after the move attracted a lot of criticism. Jones is a former law partner to one of Cuomo’s closest advisors, Steve Cohen. No conflict of interest there, right?
Cuomo had to put together a new statement announcing New York State Attorney General Letitia James (D) and the chief judge of the court of appeals, Janet DiFiore, would jointly select an “independent and qualified lawyer in private practice without political affiliation to conduct a thorough review and issue a public report.”
“We had selected former Federal Judge Barbara Jones, with a stellar record for qualifications and integrity, but we want to avoid even the perception of a lack of independence or inference of politics,” the statement read. “The work product will be solely controlled by that independent lawyer personally selected by the Attorney General and Chief Judge.” If that was the original intent then why did he hand-pick Jones in the first place?
James issued her own statement on the independent investigation.
“The state’s Executive Law clearly gives my office the authority to investigate this matter once the governor provides a referral,” James said. “While I have deep respect for Chief Judge DiFiore, I am the duly elected attorney general and it is my responsibility to carry out this task, per Executive Law. The governor must provide this referral so an independent investigation with subpoena power can be conducted.”
It will be whitewashed, mark my words because in the end Democrats love to virtue signal the rest of us about how to be moral people but they really never hold themselves up to the same standards.
A second female accuser has come forward to allege that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed her. Charlotte Bennett, 25, told the New York Times that the Democratic governor asked her inappropriate questions about her sex life.
The former aide to the governor claimed that last spring Cuomo sexually harassed her.
“I understood that the governor wanted to sleep with me, and felt horribly uncomfortable and scared,” Bennett told the Times. “And was wondering how I was going to get out of it and assumed it was the end of my job.” That is classic sexual harassment.
Bennett, a Hamilton College graduate, told Cuomo that she was scheduled to give a speech at the school to students about her experience as a survivor of sexual assault.
“The way he was repeating, ‘You were raped and abused and attacked and assaulted and betrayed,’ over and over again while looking me directly in the eyes was something out of a horror movie,” Bennett texted to a friend. “It was like he was testing me.”
Bennett, who founded a sexual misconduct task force at Hamilton College, alleges that Cuomo was “grooming” her. Creepy.
The former aide talked about the time she was alone in Cuomo’s office when he asked her to take some dictation, and the governor allegedly asked her some very intimate questions concerning her personal life. She alleges that Cuomo asked her if she was romantically involved with someone, if she was monogamous in her relationships, and if she had ever had sex with older men. Not a very subtle guy is he?
Bennett texted a friend about the incident, describing it as “like the most explicit it could be.”
She alleges that Cuomo revealed to her he was lonely and said he wanted “a girlfriend, preferably in the Albany area.”
“He asked me if I believed if age made a difference in relationships and he also asked me in the same conversation if I had ever been with an older man,” Bennett told the Times in the interview which was published Saturday night.
The 25-year-old alleges that he let her know “he’s fine with anyone above the age of 22.” Meanwhile, Andrew Cuomo is 63 years old.
Bennett said when she talked about getting a tattoo, the governor suggested that she get it placed on her buttocks so people couldn’t see the tattoo if she wore a dress. Again, subtly is not an arrow in this creep’s quiver.
She is the second former aide of Governor Cuomo who is accusing him of sexual harassment. We reported back in December when former Cuomo aide Lindsey Boylan accused the governor of sexually harassing her, and on Wednesday she took to social media and came out with details of her story.
“Today I am telling my story. I never planned to share the details of my experience working in the Cuomo administration, but I am doing so now in hopes that it may make it easier for others to speak their own truth.”
And it’s not a pretty story. She starts the piece off with a quote from the governor, “Let’s play strip poker.”
She went on to write, “Governor Andrew Cuomo has created a culture within his administration where sexual harassment and bullying is so pervasive that it is not only condoned but expected. His inappropriate behavior toward women was an affirmation that he liked you, that you must be doing something right. He used intimidation to silence his critics. And if you dared to speak up, you would face consequences.”
Boylan said Cuomo, kissed her on the lips without consent and that he harassed her for years with inappropriate touching and making lewd comments.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said an independent investigation into the accusations against Cuomo is necessary. That’s always suggested by fellow Democrats because independent investigations take a long time to complete, and then the story is considered old and not worth publishing anymore.
Charlotte Bennett retweeted Boylan’s post alleging Cuomo sexually harassed her, adding, “For those wondering what it’s like to work for the Cuomo admin, read @LindseyBoylan’s story.”
If you have been following the Andrew Cuomo saga and have been witnessing his downfall right before your eyes, you might be thinking that the timing of two women coming out against the governor for sexual harassment is a bit suspicious. On the face of it, it is. However, aren’t we told by liberals and feminists that women who are sexually harassed by men in the workplace are too frightened to speak out? Wouldn’t victims of a very powerful man like the governor of New York be terrified to come out and admit the things these two women now alleged?
Dan Bongino has a phrase he uses all the time: “Start dancing!” On his very popular podcast – I have never missed an episode – Bongino explained what he means by that. There is an old theory called the “dancers theory” and it goes like this. When you’re at a function and there is music and there’s a dance floor and nobody’s on the dance floor it’s because nobody wants to be that first person to break the ice. And then some guy goes up on the floor and starts dancing and he’s the one making an idiot out of himself in front of everyone. It’s not that guy who gets the rest of the people who want to dance up onto the dance floor. No, what happens is people wait for the second person or couple to join the first guy on the dance floor. Once that second person or couple join in with the first guy, then the floodgates open and everybody goes on to the dance floor.
The same thing happens in many situations in life. People don’t generally want to be the first person to make a move, but once the trend starts, then the floodgates open. Lindsey Boylan was the first one on the dance floor, but then the ever-important second person, Charlotte Bennett, joined in. The time is now. Ladies who used to work for this creep of a governor, start dancing!