Cuomo accused of sexual misconduct by 9th woman
The 9th woman to accuse the New York governor of misconduct claims Cuomo acted in a ‘overtly sexual, highly inappropriate manner.’ Bryan Llenas reports from Brooklyn.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s top aide Melissa DeRosa was ready to call it quits on the day it was revealed she admitted the state deliberately withheld the complete coronavirus death toll in nursing homes — but the governor “begged her stay,” a state lawmaker reportedly claims.
“It’s my understanding Melissa wanted to resign February 12 — the day after the scandal broke of her admitting there was an obstruction of justice in her administration,” Assemblyman Ron Kim (D-Queens), citing Capitol sources, told WRGB.
Kim, a vocal Cuomo critic, was referring to damning details reported exclusively by The Post on Feb. 11, wherein DeRosa privately apologized to Democratic lawmakers for covering up the number of COVID-19 deaths among the state’s nursing home residents.
Nursing home scandal ‘the most serious’ of Cuomo’s misconduct: VoicesForSeniors co-founder
Vivian Zayas, whose mother died in a New York nursing home, provides insight into Gov. Cuomo’s mounting scandals on ‘Fox and Friends.’
“We froze” out of fear that the true numbers would “be used against us” by federal prosecutors, she had said.
The state lawmaker claims that DeRosa “wanted to step down, but the governor begged her to stay.”
Cuomo spokesman and senior adviser Rich Azzopardi denied DeRosa ever wanted to leave.
“Ron Kim doesn’t know what he is talking about and this is not the first time he’s lied about Melissa,” Azzopardi told The Post in a statement.
Chris Cuomo received multiple COVID tests at NY home while nursing homes were in need: Report
A top New York doctor reportedly visited CNN host Chris Cuomo, brother of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, several times at his Hamptons home to administer COVID-19 tests; Bryan Llenas has the details from Brooklyn, N.Y.
“He should be ashamed and stop spreading baseless rumors,” Azzopardi said.
While DeRosa has remained onboard amid investigations into the administration’s nursing home treatment during COVID-19 and the governor’s own sexual harassment probe, others have jumped ship.
In the first week of March, at least five aides left Cuomo’s staff.
Source: Read Full Article