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NY Governor Cuomo admits to ‘insensitive’ conduct: What you need to know

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New York governor, Andrew Cuomo on Sunday admitted that his behavior in the past might have been inappropriate and could 'misinterpreted as unwanted flirtation’. This comes days after at least two of his former aides came forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against Cuomo. The governor, most recently appreciated for his efforts against COVID, came under extreme scrutiny when the allegations were brought forward. "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," Andrew Cuomo said. Charlotte Bennett, a low-level aide in the governor's administration until November, and Lindsey Boylan, a former deputy secretary for economic development and special adviser to the governor. Are the two women who accused the governor of sexual misconduct. New York Attorney General Letitia James has demanded that the governor give her the authority to investigate the claims independently. The Democratic Party has started abandoning Cuomo after the allegations. White House has released a statement saying that they support ‘independent review’ of the situation.

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