yech yeᴋʜ, yŭᴋʜ, yĕk. Goodbye Governor Andrew Cuomo

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has been making women sick for years. He has allegedly harassed females and commit sexual misconducts in the workplace for a very long time.

Now even the US President says he must go.

An investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered by the Attorney General of New York State has concluded that Governor Andrew M. Cuomo engaged in conduct “constituting sexual harassment under federal and New York State law”.

by Sharon Santiago, Rosa Yamamoto, and Melissa Hemingway

Andrew Cuomo Joon H. Kim, heading up the investigation for the New York Attorney General, said that Cuomo had created a work environment which contributed to conditions that allowed the governor’s sexually harassing conduct to occur and to persist.
“It was a culture where you could not say no to the governor, and if you upset him, or his senior staff, you would be written off, cast aside or worse,” Mr. Joon Kim said.
Photo Credit: Office of the New York State Governor. (File photo) Art/Cropping/Enhancement: Rosa Yamamoto / Feminine-Perspective Magazine

“Specifically, we find that the Governor sexually harassed a number of current and former New York State employees by, among other things, engaging in unwelcome and non-consensual touching, as well as making numerous offensive comments of a suggestive and sexual nature that created a hostile work environment for women,” says the report. (Read if you wish, today’s report: 2021.08.03_nyag_-_investigative_report-Andrew-Cuomo)

“Our investigation revealed that the Governor’s sexually harassing behavior was not limited to members of his own staff, but extended to other State employees, including a State Trooper on his protective detail and members of the public. We also conclude that the Executive Chamber’s culture—one filled with fear and intimidation, while at the same time normalizing the Governor’s frequent flirtations and gender-based comments—contributed to the conditions that allowed the sexual harassment to occur and persist. That culture also influenced the improper and inadequate ways in which the Executive Chamber has responded to allegations of harassment,” citing 2021.08.03_nyag_-_investigative_report-Andrew-Cuomo.

“These are not trivial matters,” said Geraldine Frisque, a spokesperson for the RINJ Foundation, a global women’s rights group.

“This allegedly lecherous and abusive male’s conduct according to investigators included assaults on many women by reaching under garments to grab women’s breasts; close and intimate hugs; kisses on the cheeks, forehead, and at least one kiss on the lips;  touching and grabbing buttocks during already inappropriate ‘hugs’, and a general conduct aimed at demeaning professional women and objectifying their bodies in the work environment for his pleasure. He used his role as boss and governor to exploit women,” said Ms. Frisque who has studied the case since 2018.

“America is a misogynistic nation that breeds this conduct,” she added.  “Mr. Cuomo needs to be impeached; criminally charged with his crimes; and thrown in jail waiting for his day in court.”

“Cuomo has been a dictator running his office like Alexander Lukashenko,” says feminist.

“Andrew Cuomo is a misogynistic dictator who is not much different than Alexander Grigoryevich Lukashenko, a despotic bastard who has been destroying lives and molesting  women in Belarus with impunity,” suggested Katie Alsop, a founding director of the RINJ women’s movement.

“I cannot see the people of New York accepting this type of brutal misogyny in America,” she said.

“This is a sad day for New York because independent investigators have concluded that Governor Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women and, in doing so, broke the law,” said Attorney General Letitia James.

Violation of criminal law but also a violation of human rights.

“I am grateful to all the women who came forward to tell their stories in painstaking detail, enabling investigators to get to the truth. No man — no matter how powerful — can be allowed to harass women or violate our human rights laws, period,” said Attorney General  James.

Prior to the NY AG report, Mr. Andrew Cuomo denied any wrongdoing and refused to resign as governor despite urgings by the Democrat Party caucus of the New York State legislature.

Additional reading on the behaviour of Andrew Cuomo

Video: US President says Andrew Cuomo must resign as governor in light of the NY Attorney General’s findings.

Background: How and why the investigation began.

Amanda Septimo statement of 55 NY State Senators Assembly member Amanda Septimo statement of 55 NY legislators: “New York deserves honorable, steadfast, clear-eyed leadership.”
“Investigations will continue to settle legal questions, but if Governor Cuomo cares about New Yorkers, he will do what is right & resign now because this is about character & leadership. Enough is enough.” Credit: Assembly member Amanda Septimo Art/Cropping/Enhancement: Rosa Yamamoto / Feminine-Perspective Magazine

A New York WGRZ TV Video report on the story back in early March 2021. Cuomo was asked to resign, but refused. Now he may be facing criminal charges. (Read: “Will NY impeach Governor Cuomo now accused of Sex Crime?“)