After being hit with a third accusation of sexual harassment in under two weeks, Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) has hired a high-powered criminal defense lawyer who once defended sexual predator Harvey Weinstein and alleged pervert Woody Allen against allegations of sexual assault, which is a sure sign that Cuomo believes that his female accusers have him by the short hairs wherever they may be.
A former federal prosecutor, Elkan Abramowitz, who has ties to Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance, who refused to prosecute Weinstein and it was discovered that Weinstein’s legal team funded Vance’s campaign, will serve as legal counsel to the embattled governor and his top aides, according to The Wall Street Journal who reported on it on Monday.
Letitia James, the radical Soros-funded New York Attorney General (AG) is investigating the Cuomo administration, though she hasn’t yet appointed anyone to look into the accusations made by three women who say that Cuomo sexually harassed them, which includes inappropriate kissing and touching without consent and making lewd comments like asking a 25-year-old aide is she had ever had sex with older men and the 63-year-old governor letting her know that “he’s fine with anyone above the age of 22”
“To be clear I never inappropriately touched anybody and I never propositioned anybody and I never intended to make anyone feel uncomfortable, but these are allegations that New Yorkers deserve answers to,” Cuomo said in a statement giving a non-apology apology for the things the women have accused him of doing. He tried to blow it off as “being playful and making jokes that I think are funny.”
So what was the punchline of that joke where he kissed Lindsey Boylan on the lips without consent? Can you imagine? “Two guys walk into a bar and MWUAH! In your face!”
Cuomo asked New Yorkers to hold off judgment until the findings come from an independent investigation – note: there are no independent investigations when Democrats are involved, only rigged circus acts – when he at long last referred the matter to James’ office on Sunday, but that was only after he caught a lot of backlash for first picking former US District Judge Barbara Jones, a former law partner with Steve Cohen, one of Cuomo’s closest advisors. He tried to rig the investigation.
AG James is already looking into the Cuomo administration’s mishandling and possible criminal activities with regard to the nursing home scandal where top Cuomo aide told state Democrats on a conference call that the administration hid the nursing home COVID death numbers because they were afraid that the Trump administration’s Department of Justice would find out the real number of deaths that they lied about after forcing coronavirus patients into nursing homes that killed over 10 thousand seniors. Apparently, the Cuomo administration undercut the death count by over 40 percent.
This isn’t the first time Abramowitz had to get Cuomo out of a mess as he represented the horny old man once for a federal investigation over the governor’s stupid decision to dismantle an anti-corruption panel he created in 2013.
Abramowitz donated $2,100 to DA Vance’s campaign after the DA dropped charges against his client, the infamous sexual predator Harvey Weinstein, even though police provided a recording of the former Hollywood mogul apologizing to his alleged victim and on tape it has him apologizing to her and he promised he wouldn’t do it again.
The attorney also once represented actor Woody Allen on sexual abuse charges that involved his daughter, Dylan Farrow. Abramowitz accused Dylan’s mother, actress Mia Farrow, of planting the idea that Woody molested his own daughter. “The idea that Dylan was molested was implanted by her mother, and that memory is never going to go away,” he said in 2014.
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.
As the bogus impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump begins this week, New York legislators are pushing to pass the “No Citizen is Above the Law” bill that is aimed at making it easy for Trump or any future president to avoid state prosecution if accused of a crime.
Of course, it all depends on an accuser’s definition of “wrongdoing” because that definition could change more often than your underwear in the Wokety Woke Woke world we now live in.
The bill was proposed by state Senator Michael Gianaris (D-Queens) and Assemblyman Nick Perry (D-Brooklyn) and it is determined to stop the statute of limitations so that an angry mob can go after a former president because the statute of limitations clock will be frozen in time during the years a president sits in office. Is it Constitutional? Probably not, but since when has that ever stopped a partisan Democrat?
During a president’s term, he is immune from arrest or prosecution no different from members of Congress when Congress is in session. This is based on a couple of Department of Justice (DOJ) memos from 1973 and 2000, both of which interpret the US Constitution, but both of which also have never been tested in the US Supreme Court.
Perry and Gianaris both argue that a president should not use the time they are in office to avoid prosecution because the statute of limitations expires. In other words, a rule that has been around since time began but is not appreciated for one man, in particular, shall not continue to stand.
“Any president who breaks the law should be held accountable without regard to the time they spend in office. As our nation prepares for an unprecedented second impeachment trial, we must close the loophole that allows Presidents to escape culpability by exploiting statutes of limitations due to Presidential immunity,” Gianaris said.
The New York Attorney General Letitia James, known for going after the NRA, because, well, obviously, and Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. are looking into Trump’s businesses.
James not only $750,000 in public money that she didn’t need for her campaign back in 2017, but she spent $500,000 of it on Election Day itself when she dumped money she would otherwise have been obligated to return. James called the National Rifle Association a terrorist organization even though there is not an ounce of proof to say that.
In 2015 Vance refused to prosecute Harvey Weinstein despite having an audio file of the former Hollywood mogul admitting to sexual assault, but suddenly he became woke enough to want to go after Donald Trump for business dealings that if it goes the way everything else that’s been thrown at the man does will end up being absolutely nothing to the charges.
District attorneys in the United States have become corrupted by progressive politics. DAs like Kim Jong Foxx in Chicago who suddenly dropped all charges against hate crime hoaxer Jussie Smollett, Kim Jong Gardner who failed to go after the rioters who broke through a locked gate onto private property but went after the McCluskeys who defended themselves instead, and Larry Krasner who is a disaster in Philadelphia, most of them funded by George Soros who is hell-bent on having American laws relaxed or even thrown by the wayside by prosecutors no longer prosecuting for certain types of crimes but going after innocent people like the Mclusky’s in Missouri.
The bill is expected to pass the New York Senate this week and will be voted on in the Assembly at any time.
Alan Dershowitz, Constitutional law professor, and Trump legal advisor said that the law is more-than-likely legal, so long as they don’t freeze the statute of limitations on a criminal prosecution, which is precisely what the bill is designed to do.
Republican lawmakers have stood up and accused Perry and Gianaris of political showboating.
“This is just a pointless political headline-grab that’s out of their jurisdiction and ignores more pressing concerns happening right in front of their faces,” said Assemblyman Will Barclay (R-Syracuse).
“It’s unfortunate they’ve spent far less energy reining-in executive powers or issuing a subpoena to the sitting governor,” added Barclay, referring to Cuomo’s terrible job at handling the coronavirus on top of what many consider murder in the nursing home death scandal where the governor forced COVID-19 positive patients into nursing homes that caused a lot of deaths.
The Los Angeles Police Department announced last week that they would be eliminating several special investigative sections, including their sexual assault section.
The announcement was made last week through a memo sent to department personnel written by deputy chief of staff to Chief Moore, Dominic Choi.
“A City of Los Angeles fiscal emergency has created an unexpected Department budgetary crisis and shortfall,” reads the memo. “As a result, the Chief of Police is making significant changes to adapt to the current financial and personnel shortages.”
Among the sections being disbanded include the Safer Cities Initiative (dealing specifically with Skid Row homeless encampments), Homeless Outreach and Proactive Engagement, Burglary Special Section and Cargo Auto Theft Detail, and the Animal Cruelty Task Force.
The Sexual Assault Section is the same unit that conducted investigations into Harvey Weinstein and George Tyndall.
Personnel will be reassigned “into patrol and patrol-related duties” so as to cover current shortages.
The LAPD will also see the downsizing of several other details and divisions.
The Los Angeles City Council voted in June to cut $150 million from the $1.8 billion LAPD budget.
In a vote of 12-2, the City Council redirected $90 million to programs serving marginalized communities, $10 million toward youth employment and workforce development summer programs, and $50 million toward reducing city worker furloughs.
According to LAist, “The cuts are estimated to take the LAPD from 10,009 officers today to about 9,757 by this time next year, the fewest in over a decade.”
The department has also announced a reduction in civilian employees, that office hours will be cut, and Chief Moore has suggested that some jails may need to be closed.
Actress and activist Rose McGowan is calling for the arrest of Bill Clinton after Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested this past week.
Bill Clinton has ridden in Jeffrey Epstein’s private plane, better known as the Lolita Express and is also rumored to have visited Jeffrey Epstein’s private island better known as orgy Island.
Calls for Clinton’s arrest as well as that of Prince Andrew may be a little premature. Until solid proof is laid out against the pair they are to be considered innocent.
Unlike Brett Kavanaugh whom the Democrats decreed as guilty without a single shred of evidence. But, that’s because he is a conservative.
No doubt there are some very rich and famous people who are deservedly scared that Maxwell will spill her guts and her life could even be in danger if she is ever released on bail. Since Epstein’s death, Maxwell has become the only source for inside information on the claims made by alleged victims.
Maxwell is charged with child trafficking and would be facing a long prison sentence and the only way to save herself from what would amount to a life sentence is to give prosecutors some big-name sex offenders. What do you think she will do?
From Breitbart News
Bill Clinton has been photographed aboard Epstein’s private jet, known as the “Lolita Express.” While the former president has denied visiting Epstein’s private Caribbean island, known as “Pedophile Island,” the recent Netflix documentary on Epstein features an interview with an island employee who claims to have seen Clinton there.
Rose McGowan is one of Hollywood’s most vocal advocates for sexual assault victims. The former Charmed star said that she was raped by Harvey Weinstein at the Sundance Film Festival in 1997. McGown has said that her allegations against Weinstein were ignored for years by powerful executives in Hollywood.
Ghislaine Maxwell was taken into custody around 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, said FBI spokesman Marty Feely.
Maxwell was charged with sex trafficking minors for late financier Jeffrey Epstein. Prosecutors have alleged that Maxwell helped Epstein cultivate girls as young as 14 for sex between 1994 and 1997.
Accuser’s attorney goes on the record in FOX Business exclusive.
This just shows what a hateful person he is. He isn’t just hateful towards President Trump, he is just hateful.
A former employee at Robert De Niro’s production company slammed “The Irishman” actor with a federal lawsuit on Thursday claiming he harassed her and discriminated against her for being a woman – then retaliated against her when she told him of her plans to take legal action, according to bombshell court papers.
“Ms. [Graham Chase] Robinson has no choice but … to send him a message: the Harvey Weinsteins of this world should realize their approach is extinct. You can no longer intimidate women. You can no longer threaten them,” Robinson’s attorney, Jeremy Heisler, told FOX Business.
In one example, De Niro allegedly went ballistic on the woman, calling her a “spoiled brat” in an explicit voicemail when she did not answer his phone call, according to the suit.
“How dare you f—— disrespect me?,” he said in the voicemail, in which he also told her: “You’re f—— history.”
In a statement provided to FOX Business, De Niro’s attorney, Tom Harvey, called Robinson’s allegations “beyond absurd.”
Robinson worked for De Niro’s Canal Productions, Inc., from 2008 to 2018.
“She joined as an idealistic young woman who hoped to advance in the film industry have her own production company, but instead of giving their challenging assignments and giving her duties that match her titles, he demeaned her, treated her as… [an] object — as a woman and therefore his possession.”
Instead, De Niro allegedly gave her “unwanted physical contact,” and made unwanted “sexually charged” comments, court papers show.
“He treated Ms. Robinson as his ‘office wife,’ assigned her stereotypically female duties like housework, and insisted that she be available to him around the clock.”
Graham Chase Robinson (Sanford Heisler Sharp)
Robinson claims she complained repeatedly and told De Niro she wanted to resign.
“But he would threaten her that there would be ‘repercussions,'” he added. “And given De Niro’s power, she was intimidated because she was afraid he might ruin any future career. Finally, she couldn’t take it anymore and she resigned in April 2018.”
The claim also accuses De Niro of filing a lawsuit of his own in August – after he was allegedly advised by Robinson’s attorney that she would be taking legal action against him.
Hear the recording here: Bombshell audio emerges in De Niro harassment lawsuit
Democrat New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has been having a rough couple of months what with being investigated by the federal Department of Justice (DOJ) for making the colossally stupid decision to force coronavirus-infected patients into nursing homes with the state’s elderly and most vulnerable people which caused the death of about 15,000 people. Oh, and then there are the #MeToo allegations of sexual harassment and official misconduct by what are we up to now, seven former female aides?
Most of the people who are now making accusations against Cuomo, including other folks who acted as observers of his behavior yet never said anything until several brave women started making accusations against him are describing the governor as an arrogant, obnoxious bully. But he wasn’t always like that, was he?
Toward the end of her marriage to Andrew Cuomo, Kerry Kennedy, daughter of former Senator Robert F Kennedy, had to sleep in a locked bathroom to protect herself from Cuomo, according to biographer Michael Shnayerson to got to take a closer look at Andrew Cuomo’s life.
Shnayerson said that what helped end their marriage, which ran from 1990 to 2005, was abusive bullying over his wife Kerry that involved demeaning treatment.
These accusations from the former aides absolutely fit the same pattern of brutal bullying and his demeaning treatment of women that have caused many calls from New York Democrats for the governor to resign, and if not, there is talk about possible impeachment.
According to Shnayerson, Kennedy wanted to leave the marriage back in 2001, which was around the time her husband’s role as Secretary of State for the Clinton administration was coming to a close. It was a job he botched terribly by telling complaining bank presidents that instead of ending the quota system for giving out mortgages to bad risk applicants they should put them through the subprime program instead. That exacerbated the 30+ year Democrat scheme in the Housing market and the economy went belly up in 2008.
“Her problems with her husband were strictly personal,” Shnayerson wrote in Vanity Fair. She complained about her husband not wanting to do things like visiting their daughters at their schools or reading a book on parenting, and there were other accusations that were much stronger.
The author cited a source close to the couple telling him that “Kerry was done being ridiculed and belittled.” Sounds familiar. “Either Andrew would work on the marriage or he wouldn’t, and the two would divorce.”
Cuomo ran a failed campaign for governor in 2002 when he never made it past the state convention. When Cuomo dropped out of the race is when Kerry asked for a divorce. According to Shnayerson, Cuomo wouldn’t leave the house and he never replied to her lawyers. It was as if he thought hiding out in the house would make all the bad stuff go away.
Kerry revealed that on more than one occasion she had to sleep in a locked bathroom, a close friend of the family said and described multiple instances of physical abuse.
“I’ve been a human rights activist, and for women who have abusive husbands,’ Kerry said to a friend, ‘and here I am enduring this abuse’,” Schnayerson recalled.
Cuomo acted like a punk bullying her in many different ways, including getting in the way of planning holidays for their daughters, Schnayerson wrote, quoting a source saying, “There’s a million ways for a single parent to make the other parent’s life miserable, and he played that game.” He used his daughters in the fight against their mother. What a dirtbag.
A paid spinner for Cuomo told Vanity Fair, “The divorce was over 15 years ago and was tabloid fodder for weeks with all sorts of untrue rumors circulating. Time has proven them all false. Andrew is a great father, and his daughters will be the first to say that Kerry and Andrew have been great co-parents — and time showed those who spread the rumors? were actually the problem.?”