US President Joe Biden has said that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo should resign after an investigation found that the governor groped, kissed, or made suggestive comments to 11 women, reports Reuters.
Sexual harassment report
New York Attorney General Letitia James said the governor had violated state and federal laws. The attorney general's investigation was commissioned last year after several women came forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against the governor, reports BBC.
"The independent investigation has concluded that Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women and in doing so violated federal and state law," Ms James said.
Five months 200 witnesses and victims
For five months the investigators talked to nearly 200 people - staff members and others who made complaints against New York Governor.
During the five months investigation, tens of thousands of documents, texts and pictures were reviewed.
Governor allegedly reached under the blouse of an assistant
New York Attorney General Letitia James James has revealed very shocking details of the independent inquiry.
She said New York Governor had engaged in "unwelcome and non-consensual touching and making numerous offensive comments".
* Governor Cuomo allegedly reached under the blouse of an assistant to touch her breast.
*Cuomo 'ran finger down state trooper's neck'
*Governor and his staff retaliated against a former employee who accused him of wrongdoing.
*Other women described being groped, kissed or sitting on the governor's lap.
*Governor asked his aide if she was open to sex with an older man.
Andrew Cuomo has denied all the allegations. He has stated that he has never touched anybody inappropriately and never been like that in his public life.
Andrew Cuomo stands a chance of getting impeached if he refuses to resign. But this is going to be a political affair and likely to face many hurdles. Since the inquiry is a civil inquiry, no criminal charges can be directly leveled on the basis of inquiry. But experts believe that police could take further action on the basis of the report.