NY Gov. Cuomo Says His Behavior Was "Misinterpreted" As Flirtation - Apologizes
On Sunday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo acknowledged for the first time that his behavior with some of his female staff may have been "insensitive or too personal." Cuomo stands accused of sexual harassment by two of his former female coworkers.
Said Cuomo, "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. 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."
Cuomo maintains that he never inappropriately touched or propositioned anyone and says he will cooperate fully with the sexual harassment investigation led by the state’s attorney general, Letitia James.
Democrats have distanced themselves from the alleged scandal, many saying a rigorous investigation is essential.
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