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Cuomo has a horrible response to very serious allegations of at least 11 corroborated accounts of sexual harassment.
His excuse? Cuomo says he simply does it with everyone.
“I do it with everyone,” he said. “Black and white. Young and old. Straight and LGBTQ. Powerful people, friends, strangers, people who I meet on the street.”
Accused sexual predator Cuomo refused to resign despite calls from the president to step down.
Cuomo denies the sexual abuse allegations despite the 100+ page report detailing how he violated both state and federal laws.
“I never touched anyone inappropriately or made inappropriate sexual advances…” the governor said. “That is just not who I am, and that’s not who I have ever been.”
“The New York Times published a front page picture of me touching a woman’s face at a wedding and then kissing her on the cheek,” Cuomo said. “That is not front page news. I’ve been making the same gesture in public all my life. I actually learned it from my mother and from my father. It is meant to convey warmth.”
The Daily Wire reported:
Cuomo talked specifically about one of the sexual assault allegations lobbed against him by his former assistant Charlotte Bennettt. Bennett alleged that Cuomo asked her questions about her sex life, whether she had a monogamous relationship, and if she would consider having a sexual relationship with an older man.
The Governor also shared a slideshow of pictures with him kissing and hugging men and women in public. He argued that he makes these “gestures” with everyone as a sign of “warmth.”
Cuomo refused to resign and said that he had hired an “expert” to redesign the sexual harassment training for the New York state government. He also blamed “politics” and “bias” for the accusations made against him.
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TRENDING 👇 Transgender Weightlifter Loses at Olympics
New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard competed as the first transgender athlete in the Olympics.
Hubbard, who transitioned at age 35, competes against women in weightlifting. Hubbard, who is now 43, entered Olympic competition after eight years following the transition. Hubbard went through male puberty then qualified to joined New Zealand’s team in weightlifting and compete for gold.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) made its decision to allow transgender athletes to compete. “We have to pay tribute to her courage,” the IOC said. However, Hubbard quickly learned her fate at the Olympics. She failed in the women’s +87kg weightlifting.
Hubbard had three attempts. In the first attempt, the weightlifter tried to lift 120kg and failed. In the second attempt, Hubbard lifted a “very shaky” 125kg. One of the female commentators reportedly said it’s “very surprising that the questionable 125kg lift wasn’t challenged with an appeal.”
Hubbard failed to lift the 125kg on the third attempt which removed the weightlifter from the competition.
The IOC’s medical and science director — Dr. Richard Budgett — acknowledged that Hubbard competing in weightlifting was “large, difficult and complex,” Fox News reported. While transgender athletes are required to demonstrate that their testosterone level is below a specific measurement for at least 12 months prior to their first competition, serious questions remain whether decades of higher testosterone levels have already produced significant muscle growth and maturity, which give Hubbard an unfair advantage against her fellow female competitors.