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Sofia Chegodaeva. Sputnik International
Cuomo’s departure comes after a state investigation found this month that he had sexually harassed 13 women. The ex-governor denied the allegations but admitted that his behaviour could have made some people feel uncomfortable.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has resigned after the state launched an investigation into sexual harassment allegations brought against him earlier this year.
Cuomo announced his departure himself during televised public remarks.
Lt-Gov Kathy Hochul will replace Cuomo to become New York’s first female governor.
Kathleen Courtney Hochul will become, in 14 days, the first female governor of New York State. Age 62, a lawyer by training, she served one term in Congress representing the 26th district pic.twitter.com/ka9cLXVNMi
— West Wing Reports (by Paul Brandus) (@WestWingReport) August 10, 2021
In early 2021, Cuomo faced accusations that he had made lewd comments towards a number of women or grabbed them inappropriately, including members of his staff.
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