New York governor to answer questions in harassment case

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who has been accused by several women of sexual harassment, will answer questions from investigators. This was reported by CNN on Thursday, July 15, citing a source familiar with the investigation.

According to her information, a meeting with members of the New York State Attorney General’s Office is scheduled for July 17. It will be attended by two lawyers who have been hired to conduct these proceedings.

According to journalists, the authorities’ intention to hold this meeting with the governor could mean that “the investigation is approaching its final stage.”

After numerous allegations of sexual harassment against the Democratic governor earlier this year, New York Attorney General Letitia James announced an investigation that will result in a report.

On March 17, U.S. President Joe Biden said New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo should resign if the sexual harassment allegations are confirmed.

On March 12, Democrats Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand called on Andrew Cuomo to leave his post because of the scandal. According to them, the governor had “lost the trust” of New Yorkers and key politicians.

On the same day, two other women came forward with accusations of inappropriate behavior against the governor. They were journalist Jessica Bakeman, who covered the Cuomo administration, and an unnamed Cuomo staffer.

Earlier, six women accused Cuomo of inappropriate behavior. They are former governor’s adviser Lindsay Boylan, former press aide Karen Hinton, policy adviser Ana Liss, as well as another former adviser and two unnamed women.

On March 8, representatives of the Republican Party in the New York State legislature said they intended to introduce a resolution to impeach the governor.

Cuomo himself denies the allegations against him.